The BCTF has committees do the work of the federation. Joining an advisory committee is a great way to learn more about your union and contribute to our profession! We are the largest local in the BCTF and it’s important that the voices of Surrey teachers are represented. Be sure to contact the STA’s President and/or VPs for endorsements! We would like to see a bunch of Surrey teachers get involved in these provincial committees. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 4, 2021
A few of the many other BCTF committees seeking members:
Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee
Two, 2-year terms, to June 30, 2023
Four, 3-year terms, to June 30, 2024
This committee advises the Executive Committee on the development and implementation of an employment equity program for Aboriginal teachers, reviews research on the level of success of Aboriginal students and provides advice on initiatives to enhance success for Aboriginal students. Committee members are expected to attend three advisory committee meetings during the year; each meeting is two days, usually scheduled on Friday/Saturday. Committee members will also attend and help facilitate up to two zone meetings on a Friday/Saturday and the BCTF Summer Leadership Conference for three days in August.
Health and Safety Advisory Committee
Three, 3-year terms, to June 30, 2024
This committee advises the Executive Committee on health and safety matters; recommends policy at the provincial level; reviews Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) issues and provides advice to the Executive Committee with respect to BCTF positions and strategies; acts in an advisory capacity to improve health and safety in schools and other work sites; reviews BCTF and other health and safety training programs; assists in developing and providing School Union Rep Training programs on health and safety, and committee members facilitate BCTF Zone meetings.
Income Security Committee
One, 2-year term, to June 30, 2023
Two, 3-year terms, to June 30, 2024
The Income Security Committee advises the Executive Committee on policies and procedures related to the Salary Indemnity Plan. There are five mandatory meetings spaced throughout the school year. Members of the committee also participate in giving advice and recommendations on the Salary Indemnity Fund, the BCTF/BCSTA Group Life Insurance Plan, and the BCTF Health and Wellness Program.
Two of the members also sit as trustees on the BCTF/BCSTA Group Life Insurance Committee and attend the BCTF/BCSTA Annual General Meeting each year and one member attends Finance Committee meetings as the Income Security Committee’s representative on the Audit Committee.
Additionally, the Income Security Committee hears and makes decisions on a member’s eligibility for benefit when a claimant wishes to dispute the decision made by the Plan Administrator.
Three, 2-year terms, to June 30, 2023
One, 3-year terms, to June 30, 2024
This committee provides advice to the Executive Committee on pension plans and promotes awareness of pensions and retirement income planning among members. Committee members attend both the Pensions Committee meetings and the Teachers’ Pension Plan Advisory Committee meetings.
They must be prepared to become knowledgeable about the Teachers’ Pension Plan, the Joint Trust Agreement, changes in the pension plan, and related matters. They will help develop and recommend a common statement of pension policy for adoption by member organizations of the Teachers’ Pension Plan Advisory Committee.
The five trustees of the Teachers’ Pension Board are appointed by the BCTF from the members of the Teachers’ Pension Plan Advisory Committee
attend four two-day meetings and two training days. Attendance at the BCTF Annual General Meeting is encouraged.
Professional Issues Advisory Committee
One, 2-year term, to June 30, 2023
Five, 3-year terms, to June 30, 2024
The mandate of the committee is to advise the Executive Committee on education policy, curriculum development, and assessment and accountability issues. The committee also advises on BCTF professional development programs, liaises with Provincial Specialist Associations (PSAs) and local PD Chairs, monitors and advises on issues relating to teachers’ professional autonomy, teacher education, and related certification issues. Any other issues relating to professional concerns will also be within the mandate of this committee.
The committee consists of 12 members, 9 selected from the membership at large and 3 selected from representatives of the PSA Council. The three vacancies are at-large positions. Members holding at-large positions will be assigned responsibility for working with locals through the Federation’s zone structure.
Committee members are expected to attend four advisory committee meetings during the year; each meeting is two days, usually scheduled on Friday/Saturday. Committee members will also attend and help facilitate up to two zone meetings on a Friday/Saturday and the BCTF Summer Leadership Conference for three days in August.
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