Preparing for the Online Ratification Vote

Thank you to all of the Surrey teachers who advocated for public education by wearing red for ed, talking to friends and families, emailing their MLAs, participating in walk-ins and rallies – your support has helped us achieve a tentative agreement in this round of bargaining! As you probably heard, we reached a deal on March 26 which the BCTF Executive Committee is unanimously recommending. Information about the tentative agreement is available on the portal.  

Once you log in, you will see a space that says, “Click here to learn more and read the latest update.” The portal also has several other helpful documents in the Bargaining 2019–20 section. Use the dropdown menu under Bargaining 2019–20 to select “Agreement-in-Committee documents” to access the full tentative agreement, a more detailed summary, an annotated explanation of the terms of settlement, and a timeline that clarifies what gains kick in each year of the agreement. 

A secure online vote will be held from April 28–30, 2020. We will have much more information to you about how that will work soon. 

In order to ensure that you receive information about the ratification vote, we need members to make sure the BCTF has your correct contact information. If the BCTF does not have any email address on file, or has an address that you no longer use, you will not be able to vote. To check what email address is on file for you, go to the BCTF Member Portal home page, https://www.bctf.ca/mybctf
 

  • If you’re already registered on the portal: Please login and verify that your contact information is up-to-date under “Your Info” on the home page. If your information is not up-to-date, please click on “Update Your Info” and follow the prompts. 
  • If it’s your first time on the portal: Click “Sign up now” and follow the prompts. Then, please verify that your contact information is up-to-date under “Your Info” on the home page. If your information is not up-to-date, please click on “Update Your Info” and follow the prompts. 
  • If you need your BCTF Member ID: Click on “Forgot Your Member ID?” and follow the prompts. Then, please verify that your contact information is up-to-date under “Your Info” on the home page. If your information is not up-to-date, please click on “Update Your Info” and follow the prompts. 

You can also bypass the portal and update your personal information using the “Change of Address and Personal Data Form”. 

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