On Thursday night (Jan 24) at the regular Council (delegate) meeting of the Secondary Teachers Bargaining Unit of OSSTF District 12, there was a by-election to fill a vacancy on the STBU Executive. The candidate favoured by the leadership, a full time Health and Safety Officer with the union, lost out to the challenge from Branch President of Harbord Collegiate, Hayssam Hulays. This is the first time in ten years that someone outside the inner circle of the leadership group “Team 12” has won an election. Congratulations Hayssam. REWT supporter, Janice Patterson, was one of 6 candidates and ran a great campaign, making excellent points in her speech, but didn’t make it past the third round of voting. No doubt, REWT will be looking to field more candidates in the full round of executive elections in May 2014.