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
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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

  • Virtual Union Meetings

    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

  • RIP Margie Willers, Past President of the STA

    Sad news – our dear Margie passed away peacefully on Nov 17th, 2020.  She was President of the STA from 1990-92, and was instrumental in bargaining many of the provisions we have today. The 1990 bargaining round was when we won the most significant gains in 40 years of bargaining before and after, and MargieRead more

  • “Failures to Fill” Reporting

    As many of you already know, the STA has filed a grievance regarding the District’s practice to direct non-enrolling teachers to cover failures to fill for classroom teachers. The STA has been collecting this data to support this grievance by requesting that staff reps regularly report failures to fill via this link found on our homepage underRead more

  • Communications Coordinator Introduction

    My name is Adilah Abdirahman and I would like to introduce myself as your new Communications Coordinator. This is my second year with the Surrey School District and I currently serve as a Local Representative on the 2020-2021 Executive Committee. By training, I am an English teacher and hold a Master of Education from YorkRead more

  • Virtual School Visits

    The STA table officers have done hundreds of school visits in the last 3 years as a result of our push to be more accessible to members and to provide direct service, as well as to get to know our members and schools better. Now the pandemic has thwarted this campaign! We are keen toRead more

  • Secondary Scheduling: Any Changes?

    We have heard concerns from many secondary teachers about the significant disparity in student contact hours between Grade 8/9 and Grade 10/11/12 courses. We have raised these concerns with senior management, but their current plan is not to make any changes to school schedules for the second quarter. However, they are interested in hearing from teachersRead 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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