Why are principals, vice-principals and other supervisory staff being moved from the NSTU? How will they be represented?
We want principals, vice-principals and other supervisory staff to increase their focus as instructional leaders in their schools, and to remove the conflicts currently faced by administrators. This will model the standard administrative model for workplaces, similar to what is in place for Nova Scotia’s nurses. Administrators will move from the NSTU to a professional association, to be called the Public School Administrators Association. While the association is not a union and will be separate from the NSTU, it will be affiliated with the union. Association members will not able to take job action or engage in collective bargaining. The affiliation will fully protect existing compensation and benefits. The association will clearly define administrators as the managers and educational leaders within our schools.