The recently-signed PVNCCDSB collective agreement for 2020 has been making headlines in the education sector. PVNCCDSB, or the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board, has reached a new agreement with its teachers` union that details the terms of their employment for the next few years.

The collective agreement covers a wide range of topics, including salary increases, job security, benefits, and working conditions. The agreement also outlines the expectations for teacher workload, professional development, and teacher evaluation.

One of the most prominent changes in the PVNCCDSB collective agreement is the salary increase for teachers. Under the agreement, teachers will receive a 1% salary increase in each of the three years, 2020, 2021, and 2022. This increase is in line with the provincial government`s directive that educational workers` wage increases should be capped at 1% per year.

Another significant change in the agreement is the increased focus on mental health support for students and teachers. Teachers will have access to more resources for mental health and wellness, including education and training about mental health issues, as well as more support staff, such as guidance counselors and social workers.

Furthermore, the agreement also highlights improvements in job security for teachers. Full-time teachers will now have increased job security, with the ability to apply for seniority vacancies that arise within the board. Additionally, part-time teachers will also benefit from the increased job security, as they will be guaranteed a minimum number of hours of work each week.

In conclusion, the PVNCCDSB collective agreement for 2020 is a comprehensive agreement that addresses many important issues facing the education sector. With its focus on salary increases, mental health support, and job security, the agreement will benefit both teachers and students in the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board.