Instructors denied compensation for going beyond normal job duties

Arbitrator rules additional hours all part of the job
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/14/2014

It’s all part of the job, a group of teachers at a northern Ontario college were told by an arbitrator.

At Sault College, based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., three teachers requested (and were subsequently denied) additional compensation for the extra time they spent learning a college-wide learning module. The learning management software enabled teachers to post information such as notes, videos, grades and included email capability so students could communicate with their instructors.

Learning and implementing the new software was a mandatory requirement for all teachers at the college, which provided training sessions in the summer in order to have the program fully functional in time for the start of the fall semester.