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Melding process has begun on the Collective Agreement

Members of the Local Bargaining Team have started the process of proof-reading the draft collective agreement. Once the draft has been approved by the local team and the BCTF staff, members will be sent an electronic copy of the collective agreement. Any member who wishes a paper copy of the collective agreement may request one […]

Covid-19 Update

More COVID questions? Watch September 17th livestream From 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020 BCTF President Teri Mooring and Second Vice-President Carole Gordon will once again host a Livestream to answer members’ questions about COVID-19, health and safety, and the Federation’s ongoing response to the government’s flawed restart plan. To sign-in check […]

BCTF Update on school re-opening

The BCTF website posted an update on the current Covid-19 situation for BC students. At this time, the BCTF is not anticipating a major reopening for this spring. Some districts have had children of Essential Services Workers attending. It has been safe. There will be a slow, voluntary expansion of services for students. However, the […]

Collective Agreement ratified

BCTF members ratified a new three-year deal approving general rate increases of two per cent each year. The deal was announced on May 1 after 98 per cent of members voted in favour. The agreement covers more than 45,000 teachers represented by the B.C. Teachers Federation. The contract is retroactive back until July 1, 2019, […]

Offering Educational Opportunities for our Students

After ensuring that our members and their families are safe, our next priority will be providing a continuing of educational opportunities for all students. The Ministry of Education and stakeholders like the BCTF has put together a framework document called Supporting the K-12 Education Response to Covid-19 in BC. Another document specifically for teachers is […]

The SD59 Board of Education Gives a Shout Out to All Employees

BCTF is on Youtube

BCTF Youtube Channel BC’s teachers are working for better schools for our students: smaller class sizes, more support for special needs, and more learning specialist teachers.