Code of Ethics

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This Code of Ethics is a guide to members in maintaining at all times the high traditions of their profession.

I.    MEMBER AND PUPIL

  1. The member regards as confidential, and does not divulge other than through professional channels any information of a personal or domestic nature, concerning either pupils or home, obtained through the course of his/her professional duties.
  2. The member should be just and impartial in all relationships with pupils.
  3. The member should assume responsibility for the safety and welfare of his/her pupils, especially under conditions of emergency.
  4. The member should avoid giving offence to the religious and political beliefs and moral scruples of his/her pupils and/or their parents.
  5. The member should be as objective as possible in dealing with controversial matters arising out of the curriculum subjects, whether scientific or political, religious or racial.

II.    MEMBER AND MEMBER

  1. The member should not make defamatory, disparaging, condescending, embarrassing, or offensive comments concerning another member.
  2. The member shall not make derogatory remarks about the professional competence of another member.
  3. The member shall not accept a position arising out of the unsettled dispute between members, and their employers.
  4. The member shall not sexually harass another member. Sexual harassment shall mean any unsolicited and unwanted sexual comments, suggestions or physical contact directed to a specific member which that member finds objectionable or offensive and which causes the member discomfort on the job. The accused member must be made aware of the nature of the objection prior to action being taken. 

III.   MEMBER AND INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION

  1. The member should observe a reasonable, professional and proper loyalty to internal administration of the school.
  2. The member responsible for internal administration should be professional, loyal, fair, and just to the members of the staff.
  3. The member responsible for internal administration should not of his/her own initiative, make any detrimental report, oral or written, on a member?s efficiency without first discussing the matter with the member.

IV. MEMBER AND EXTERNAL ADMINISTRATION

  1. The member should adhere to a contract until the contract has been terminated by mutual consent, or the contract has otherwise been legally terminated. A verbal agreement is a contract.
  2. The member should not accept a salary below that which he/she would receive according to the scale negotiated between the NSTU and the employer.
  3. The member should not accept a salary above that which he/she would receive according to the scale negotiated between the NSTU and the employer, without notifying the NSTU.

V.   MEMBER AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

  1. The member should be a member of and participate in the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
  2. The member who in his/her professional capacity is a member of a committee, board, or authority dealing with matters affecting the educational program of Nova Scotia as a whole should be elected, appointed, or approved by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
  3. The member, or group of members, should not take any individual action in matters which should be dealt with by his/her Local or by the NSTU.
  4. The Local should not take any individual action in matters where the assistance of the NSTU has been sought, or in matters requiring the authorization of the NSTU. 

VI. MEMBER AND PROFESSION

  1. The member should maintain his/her efficiency by professional development, or study, by travel or by other means which will keep him/her abreast of the trends in education and the world in which we live.
  2. The member should engage in no gainful employment, outside of his/her contract, where the employment affects adversely his/her professional status, or impairs his/her standing with students, associates, and the community.
  3. The member should not accept remuneration for tutoring his/her pupils except under unusual circumstances and with the approval of his/her supervisor or principal. 

VII. MEMBER AND COMMUNITY

  1. The member should so conduct himself/herself in his/her private life that no dishonour may befall him/her or through him/her, his/her profession.

 

 
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Code of Ethics

(Click here to view in French)

This Code of Ethics is a guide to members in maintaining at all times the high traditions of their profession.

I.    MEMBER AND PUPIL

  1. The member regards as confidential, and does not divulge other than through professional channels any information of a personal or domestic nature, concerning either pupils or home, obtained through the course of his/her professional duties.
  2. The member should be just and impartial in all relationships with pupils.
  3. The member should assume responsibility for the safety and welfare of his/her pupils, especially under conditions of emergency.
  4. The member should avoid giving offence to the religious and political beliefs and moral scruples of his/her pupils and/or their parents.
  5. The member should be as objective as possible in dealing with controversial matters arising out of the curriculum subjects, whether scientific or political, religious or racial.

II.    MEMBER AND MEMBER

  1. The member should not make defamatory, disparaging, condescending, embarrassing, or offensive comments concerning another member.
  2. The member shall not make derogatory remarks about the professional competence of another member.
  3. The member shall not accept a position arising out of the unsettled dispute between members, and their employers.
  4. The member shall not sexually harass another member. Sexual harassment shall mean any unsolicited and unwanted sexual comments, suggestions or physical contact directed to a specific member which that member finds objectionable or offensive and which causes the member discomfort on the job. The accused member must be made aware of the nature of the objection prior to action being taken. 

III.   MEMBER AND INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION

  1. The member should observe a reasonable, professional and proper loyalty to internal administration of the school.
  2. The member responsible for internal administration should be professional, loyal, fair, and just to the members of the staff.
  3. The member responsible for internal administration should not of his/her own initiative, make any detrimental report, oral or written, on a member?s efficiency without first discussing the matter with the member.

IV. MEMBER AND EXTERNAL ADMINISTRATION

  1. The member should adhere to a contract until the contract has been terminated by mutual consent, or the contract has otherwise been legally terminated. A verbal agreement is a contract.
  2. The member should not accept a salary below that which he/she would receive according to the scale negotiated between the NSTU and the employer.
  3. The member should not accept a salary above that which he/she would receive according to the scale negotiated between the NSTU and the employer, without notifying the NSTU.

V.   MEMBER AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

  1. The member should be a member of and participate in the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
  2. The member who in his/her professional capacity is a member of a committee, board, or authority dealing with matters affecting the educational program of Nova Scotia as a whole should be elected, appointed, or approved by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
  3. The member, or group of members, should not take any individual action in matters which should be dealt with by his/her Local or by the NSTU.
  4. The Local should not take any individual action in matters where the assistance of the NSTU has been sought, or in matters requiring the authorization of the NSTU. 

VI. MEMBER AND PROFESSION

  1. The member should maintain his/her efficiency by professional development, or study, by travel or by other means which will keep him/her abreast of the trends in education and the world in which we live.
  2. The member should engage in no gainful employment, outside of his/her contract, where the employment affects adversely his/her professional status, or impairs his/her standing with students, associates, and the community.
  3. The member should not accept remuneration for tutoring his/her pupils except under unusual circumstances and with the approval of his/her supervisor or principal. 

VII. MEMBER AND COMMUNITY

  1. The member should so conduct himself/herself in his/her private life that no dishonour may befall him/her or through him/her, his/her profession.

 

 

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