Reminder: You are entitled to paid training!

There is a special box on the back of the TA/TF form to note training paid in-addition to the contract (See below Article 16.14 Employer-required Training for TAs and TFs) and paid at the TA hourly-rate of $41.37 (includes 3% in lieu-of-benefits and 4% vacation pay).
 

The AODA Training Suite includes:

1. Accessible Customer Service (60 minutes)
2. Access Forward (30minutes)
3. Human Rights 101 (30minutes)
4. Accessible Instruction for Educators Training (mandatory for all educators*) (90minutes)
 
and
 
5. Health and Safety Awareness (60 minutes)
 
Also: Please note that all new employees have a deadline of the end of the month to complete the training:
 
“An Employee who has not previously completed the applicable Employer-required Training is required to complete the Employer-required Training by the date that is the last calendar day of the first month of the Academic Term of the Employee’s TAship or TFship (“Training Completion Date”), and, upon successful completion, will be paid at the regular hourly wage rate for a TA for hours spent on such training, but shall not exceed the time allocated to such activity by the relevant University Office or Department”
 

With respect to Unit 2, the mandatory training requirements for Postdoctoral Fellows are the

same as for TAs/TFs. As salaried employees, their salary is intended to compensate for all

activities, including completion of any required training.

 
 

Collective Agreement

16.14 Employer-required Training for TAs and TFs 

Training activity is Employer-required when the relevant University Office (e.g., Environmental Health and Safety, Equity Office) mandates successful completion of certain training by an Employee (“Employer-required Training”). Training content and confirmation of successful completion of training is within the purview of the relevant University Office, and their records are considered authoritative from the perspective of successful completion of training and time to be allocated to training modules. Employer-required Training is work that is not included in an Employee’s allotted hours on the TAF, or the number of Scheduled Training Hours on the TFF, but rather, is identified by the Employment Supervisor and assigned as required activity/responsibility for the Employee on the TAF or TFF. 

If additional or different Employer-required Training is mandated by a University Office, the allotted hours will be adjusted accordingly, as will the hours of compensation paid for successful completion, but without the necessity of completing a new TAF/TFF. 

An Employee who has not previously completed the applicable Employer-required Training is required to complete the Employer-required Training by the date that is the last calendar day of the first month of the Academic Term of the Employee’s TAship or TFship (“Training Completion Date”), and, upon successful completion, will be paid at the regular hourly wage rate for a TA for hours spent on such training, but shall not exceed the time allocated to such activity by the relevant University Office or Department. An Employee who does not complete all Employer-required Training successfully by the Training Completion Date shall not be eligible for subsequent employment with the University, including a subsequent TAship or TFship, until the Employee furnishes proof to their Employment Supervisor of successful completion of the Employer-required Training. 

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