H&S Meeting 2020.11.04 There will be a Health & Safety Rep Meeting on November 4, 2020 from 3:30 pm to 5:50 pm to give our H&S Reps a platform to ask questions and exchange information. Health & Safety
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PD Info Session 2020.11.05 If you have Pro D questions or are a Pro D Rep, feel free to sign up for our Pro-D Update and Q&A Session on November 5, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Do you have
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NTC 2020.11.17 Our popular conference is back on November 17, 2020. 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

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  • Supervision during lunch?

    We have received calls informing us that principals are planning to have teachers supervise lunch eating with their classes so that older students don’t enter the cohorts, or so that kids are not eating in a common area. According to our collective agreement we have a duty-free lunch break, so teachers are not required to doRead more

  • “Blended transition” model staffing process

    Principals have received information about the parent demand for this program and reorganizing schools to the extent required. Our position is that class size and composition limits apply to the elementary blended learning groups. The blended transition groups will mostly be assigned at each school from the staff at that school. In small schools or where there isRead more

  • Accommodation requests, denials and what next questions

    If you have requested a Covid19-related accommodation to work remotely from home due to your personal health or family member’s health concerns, and if your request has not been approved by HR, we are collecting this data to share with the BCTF for continued advocacy with the Ministry. Please email us with this information at sta@surreyteachers.org.Read 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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