Virtual SGM/STARA Oct 2020 The next Special General Meeting is on January 20, 2021 at 4 pm via Zoom.

If you have not already received your voting and Zoom links for the 2020-2021 year,
sign up for this year’s links.

Look forward to “seeing” you there.
Special General Meeting
Staff Rep Training Staff Rep Training 2021 Register Register Understanding and Advocating
for Public Education

Friday, January 8, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
Monday, January 18, 2021
Advancing Equity and Inclusion
in Our Schools and Communities

Friday, January 22, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021
Friday, February 5, 2021
PD Townhall 2021.01.21 If you have Pro-D questions or are a Pro-D Rep, feel free to sign up for our Pro-D Town Hall on January 21st from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Do you have
Pro-D Questions?
Register now
NTC 2021.02.02 Our popular conference is back on February 2, 2021. You will learn about all your union has to offer in terms of opportunities, programs and advocacy for your rights. New Teachers' Conference Register now EJC 2021.02.02 The STA Environmental Justice Committee invites you to participate in this BCTF workshop, which will
be held on February 2, 2021, from
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (via Zoom). Spaces are limited. Please register by January 28.
Taking Action on Climate Change Register now

Latest News

  • The STA stands with Indian Farmers

    The largest protest in human history is taking place in India. The Modi government has passed three bills allowing large multi-national corporations to largely control the agricultural sector. Sixty to seventy percent of the Indian population works in agriculture. Farmer-led peaceful protests have been met with water cannons and violence by police as they march to the Indian capital. Protests in support of the movement haveRead more

  • Frustrations over re-organization

    We know many teachers are concerned as reorganization is being contemplated in some schools, because some students are returning to face-to-face learning from the blended model. We have heard different reports from different schools around the district about various actions that are being considered. For example, some teachers may be being asked to prepare oneRead more

  • Microsoft Teams and Confidentiality

    A reminder to be careful if you use the school district’s Microsoft TEAMS platform for union business and meetings. Although Teams is efficient for holding large meetings, be sure about who is in the meeting, do not record the meetings, do not use the chat feature (which could leave a permanent record of comments), andRead more

  • Red 4 BC Ed Campaign

    At our last General Meeting, we passed a motion to put pressure on for safer schools. Considering this, the STA is starting a Red4BCed campaign to build advocacy and awareness around issues impacting our staff, students and community during this pandemic. To show we need some changes, please consider wearing red in solidarity on Fridays. Your reason for wearing red might be toRead more

  • Snack money?

    Each year the STA budgets so school staffs can claim some costs of snacks for in-school union meetings. Since we can’t be sharing food or even meeting in person this year, the Exec decided the money budgeted for that should be distributed to schools to be used as the STA reps and members in each siteRead more

  • Gender-Neutral Washrooms

    The policies and procedures of Surrey School District state that a guiding principle is that schools and workplaces be safe and caring for all.  All students have the right to safe and private restroom facilities aligned with their gender identity. The STA has asked every school health and safety committee to recommend one gender-neutral bathroom for students and aRead more

Grievance: Failures-to-Fill

The STA has filed a grievance regarding the District’s practice to direct non-enrolling teachers to cover failure to fill for classroom teachers. The STA is therefore collecting data to support this grievance by requesting that staff reps regularly report failures to fill. In an effort to make this task as quick and efficient as possible, we have created a new format for reporting failures to fill.

The Advocate

The Advocate is a seasonal publication for members. The Advocate contains a report from the President, information from the table officers, updates, and information on current educational issues and issues of importance to Surrey teachers.

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