Monday Memo – May 2, 2011

MEMO TO: Staff Reps

COPIES TO: STA Executive Committee

FROM: Denise Moffatt, President

Date: May 2, 2011

Vote – Federal election polls are open until 7:00 pm this evening. Exercise your right to vote!

Elementary Counsellors Meeting – May 5th, 2011, 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Fleetwood Park Secondary Library. All elementary counsellors are encouraged to attend.

Local Bargaining Update – The local parties met twice last week. The parties signed off on 3 housekeeping items (fixing numbering errors and adjusting wording to reflect current pension policy). The STA tabled proposals related to transit incentive, recognition of teaching and previous work experience, and the disciplinary process. The parties will return to the table on May 16th.

Get information about provincial bargaining, securely at
Sign up for the BCTF member-only portal at The portal has bargaining updates, forums, and a section for conference registration.

Vancouver Point Grey By-Election – On May 11th, members living in Vancouver Point Grey will be eligible to vote in the provincial by-election. This is an important opportunity to make public education a vote determining issue. Former Minister of Education and now Premier Christy Clark will be seeking a seat in the legislature. You may remember Ms. Clark’s history as Minister of Education includes dismissing elected reps on the BC College of Teachers, making teaching an essential service and the imposition of unconstitutional legislation that stripped teachers’ agreements in 2002.

BC College of Teachers Election – The following candidates were acclaimed as counsellors for the BC College of Teachers.
Zone 1-North Coast: Cathy Lambright
Zone 3-South Central: Lynda Nicholson
Zone 8-Lower Mainland East: Henry Thiessen
Zone 10-Lower Mainland West: Pat Gudlaugson

Reminder: Grade 7 Girls Conference – May 30th at Tamanawis Secondary. Please have students register by May 12th, 2011. Registration forms attached .


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