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The PEITF Collective Agreement for 2021: What You Need to Know

The Prince Edward Island Teachers` Federation (PEITF) has recently reached a collective agreement for 2021, which will affect all teachers in the province. This agreement outlines the terms and conditions of employment for PEITF members, including salary increases, working hours, and benefits.

One of the most significant changes in the 2021 agreement is the salary increase for teachers. PEITF members will receive a two percent salary increase in each year of the two-year agreement. This increase is retroactive to September 1, 2020, which means that teachers will receive a lump sum payment for the months they worked before the agreement was reached.

Another important change in the agreement is the increase in the maximum number of hours that teachers can work. Under the new agreement, teachers can work up to 1,100 hours per year, an increase of 50 hours from the previous agreement. This change was made to provide teachers with more flexibility in their schedules and allow for more professional development opportunities.

In addition to salary and working hours, the agreement also covers a range of benefits for PEITF members. These benefits include extended health and dental coverage, as well as life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The agreement also includes improvements to the retirement plan for teachers, including an increase in the amount of employer contributions.

One of the key factors that influenced the negotiation of this agreement was the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a significant impact on the education system in Prince Edward Island, as schools have had to adapt to new health and safety protocols. The new agreement includes provisions for teachers to receive additional compensation for working in schools that have been affected by COVID-19.

Overall, the PEITF Collective Agreement for 2021 represents a positive outcome for teachers in Prince Edward Island. The agreement provides teachers with fair compensation and improved benefits, while also allowing for more flexibility in their schedules. As the education system continues to adapt to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, this agreement will help to ensure that teachers are supported and valued for their important work in our communities.