SOM 2021.03.04 Participate in an online town hall meeting from 7 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, March 4 presented by the STA Status of Men in the Teaching Profession Committee to ask questions or share your views Town Hall on Gender Parity Register now Virtual SGM/STARA Oct 2020 The next Special General Meeting and STARA is on April 21, 2021 at 4 pm via Zoom.

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  • Knit, Chat, and Wine Nights are back!

    Velma Moore, STA Status of Women committee member, is eager to get back to knitting and chatting with Surrey teachers! Grab your needles and some yarn and safely connect with us from the comfort of your home. Open to all levels of knitters, beginners can learn something new, and those with more experience can enjoyRead more

  • Interested in Job Share?

    The STA is facilitating a Job Share information session on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm via zoom.  Join your colleagues to connect with potential job share partners and learn about your rights when it comes to job shares.  In addition to taking you through the application process, you will learn about possible denials and whatRead more

  • Income Tax deduction for working at home

    You may have heard that there is a tax deduction available for 2020 taxes for workers who had to work from home during the pandemic. We understand that one can claim under the temporary flat-rate amount ($2/day, minimum 4 consecutive weeks) without any additional documentation from the employer. That will probably apply to most of us. Be sure to check the CRARead more

  • FSA campaign update

    We have received some feedback from members about principals pushing back when parents seek to exempt their children from writing the FSA. In the past couple of years, the Ministry of Education has put great pressure on school districts to increase FSA participation rates. The Ministry’s position is that all students must write the FSA, unless they are prevented fromRead more

  • Black Shirt Day

    This Friday January 15th, students and educators across BC will be wearing black shirts in solidarity with the anti-racism and civil rights movements led by Black and racialized Canadians. This initiative was started by the Anti-Racist Coalition of Vancouver (ARC) and like Pink Shirt Day and Orange Shirt day, advocates to promote awareness and civilRead more

  • STA statement on Attack on Capitol Hill

    We condemn the terrorist attack on the US capitol that took place January 6, 2021. In keeping with our commitment to anti-racism, we, the STA Executive, condemn racism in all its forms. We believe racism and white supremacy were evident in the attack. We believe that it is imperative to speak out in solidarity andRead 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.

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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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