Teacher Welfare

The function of the Teacher Welfare program area is to help teachers attain economic and working conditions that make possible the best level of professional service. Within this context, staff in Teacher Welfare provide members with advice on such topics as collective bargaining, the interpretation and application of collective agreements, grievance procedures, group benefit plans, pensions, Employment Insurance, maternity and adoption leave rights, and the applicability to teachers of legislation on labor and employee security.

In addition, Teacher Welfare staff maintain an ongoing record of education finance statistics at both the provincial and local levels. This information is made available to local economic policy committees for the purpose of analyzing school board budgets and financial statements. Within budget constraints, Teacher Welfare staff also conduct research on issues related to education finance. Questions about the services offered by the Teacher Welfare Services program area should be directed to tw@ata.ab.ca.