Sign up Margie Willers passed away peacefully on November 17th, 2020. She was President of the STA from 1990-92 and was instrumental in bargaining many of the provisions Surrey Teachers have today. She was a truly great Surrey teacher and the rights of Surrey Teachers were her great focus. Please join us on Sunday, November 29 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm to help memorialize Margie by signing up. Virtual Memorial for Margie Willers Virtual SGM/STARA Oct 2020 We will be reconvening the meeting on
December 2, 2020 at 4 pm on 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.
November Special General Meeting will continue on December 2! 
Register now Gender-Based
Violence Workshop
The Status of Women Committee is hosting a full-day workshop on gender-based violence, with the goals of working to end violence against women and girls, and promoting gender equity, healthy relationships, and a new vision of masculinity.

The full day gender-based violence workshop will take place on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Status of Women Committee will cover the costs of your TTOC. Spots are limited, so make sure you sign up first before booking your LOA. The Zoom link will be sent to you after you register.

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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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