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  • Settlement Agreement of Overpayment of Remedy

    On July 29, 2022, the Surrey Teacher’s Association signed a settlement agreement with the employer regarding overpayment of remedy. The employer will return to individual teachers’ remedy banks 50% ofRead more

  • Variance to the Instruction Day 

    Article D.22.1 of the collective agreement limits the length of a school’s instructional day. Some courses involve multi-grade classes that do not fit neatly within a timetable designed to comply with theRead more

  • Global Peace Alliance Festival: End Racism. Build Peace and Truth and Reconciliation

    A wonderful festival was held on Saturday, October 1st at the Bell Centre of Performing Arts for the International Day of Peace and Truth and Reconciliation Day.  The day beganRead more

  • Special General Meeting and STARA: Wednesday, October 19 at Bombay Palace

    On Wednesday, October 19, there will be a Special General Meeting and a Staff Representative Assembly (STARA). During the SGM there will be elections for a Member-at-Large and a TTOCRead more

  • Every Teacher needs a PSA #PSAday

    Provincial Specialist Associations (PSAs) are a way for members to exchange ideas on research, teaching strategies, curriculum development, and other shared interests. Our October PSA Professional Development Day on Friday,Read more

  • FSA Opt-out Pamphlets

    Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, there’s a delay in getting the FSA Opt-Out pamphlets to schools this year. We anticipate that the materials will arrive at the schools on the OctoberRead more

  • Remedy Story

    At the heart of the remedy story is the 2002 illegal stripping of the language we had in our contracts in the 1990s. This is the language that was supposedRead more

  • Refusal of Unsafe Work

    There has been an amendment to the right to refuse unsafe work legislation.  The new section requires an employer to provide written notice of a work refusal while the employerRead more

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that STA members have the privilege of working on the unceded ancestral territory of the Coast Salish peoples, the qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), qiqéyt (Qayqayt) and sɛmiˈɑːmuː (Semiahmoo) who have cared for this land for thousands of years, and who continue to care for this land. As educators, we are committed to actions aimed at healing the broken relationship between settlers and Indigenous peoples.

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.