The Surrey Teachers’ Association/BCTF is the exclusive collective bargaining agent for: Teachers, School Psychologists, Speech/Language Pathologists, Teachers-On-Call, Adult Educators, Summer School Teachers, District Behavior Specials and District Social Workers.
Visit the STA office at #201-9030 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC
Monday to Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Call (604) 594-5353
Our Executive Committee has 18 members including the seven full-time table officers and:
Perhaps you can start by attending a membership meeting (see below), or joining a committee. Some members write articles for The Advocate, or become staff representatives. We are always interested in involving new activists. Please feel free to stop by or call one of us and we can discuss your interests.
The regular STA Rep Assembly meetings/General Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PM. Meetings generally last for 2 hours. Childcare is provided. Please check the calendar to confirm the date and location of these meetings.
Before you call, ask your staff representative. He or she represents the union in your school and has generally had experience in many of the matters that affect each of us. If you still need help, there are seven of us you can call.
If you have a question about Health & Safety, job shares, or recall contact the Health & Safety Grievance Officer, Dana Neidig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a question about professional development, contact the Professional Development Officer, Erin Coleman at email@example.com.
If you have a question about the mentorship program, or peer support contact the Professional Support Services Officer, Christie Weigel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about outstanding grievances, contract questions or interpretation should be directed to the Grievance Officers, Joanna Cerazy at email@example.com and/or Mark Keelan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about pensions, TTOC issues, mediation or political actions contact the First Vice President, Julia MacRae at email@example.com.
If you have questions about being a staff representative, being an AGM delegate or upgrading a TQS category, contact the Second Vice President, Jatinder Bir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any other questions, please contact the President, Matt Westphal at email@example.com.
Although each of us has individual responsibilities, we all routinely pinch hit for each other and are reasonably familiar with all aspects of the union’s work. In other words, if you need an immediate answer, we ought to be to help you right away even if the appropriate person is not in the office at that time. In any case, leave a message or email one of us and you will get a quick return call.