Article L12 of our collective agreement discusses rates of pay for both the Daily OT and the LTO teacher.
When an assignment reaches 9 days in length, it is considered a long-term assignment. The rate of pay changes from the daily rate to the Grid rate. This rate will be paid in a retro active sum to the first day of the uninterrupted assignment.
Benefits are paid on behalf of the LTO teacher when the assignment is known to be or becomes 3 months or longer in length. An email is sent to qualifying members. It can take some time for the email to reach the teacher, but benefits are retroactive to the first day of the assignment.
Daily OTs who work 60 days or more in the school year will be sent an email in the summertime offering the opportunity to buy into the insurance program. This is not free; the OT pays out of pocket for these benefits.