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1) Check to make sure you are on: Automatic deduction for College of Teachers or that you have paid the College directly by June 30 for the next school year. You are correctly on either ten or twelve month pay … Continue reading
There has been a small number of teachers who have had pension service reported incorrectly by their board to the Teachers' Pension Plan (TPP), for periods when they worked less-than-half-time prior to 1993. As well, members may have other periods … Continue reading
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The BCTF’s FSA campaign has been truly “member-driven” in the current situation. Clearly the campaign has been effective. Our initial strategy, of having teachers communicate with parents about the negative consequences of these high-stakes provincial tests, worked to raise the … Continue reading
The BCTF and BCPSEA have agreed to the following with regard to Category 5+ issues. Category 5+ under local rules Teachers who began courses of study toward a category 5+ under local rules will have until June 30, 2011 to … Continue reading
As this is lay-off/recall time in many school districts, I just thought I would remind Presidents that members who have been laid off can purchase the time they are on a recall list. You may want to share the following … Continue reading
Les Pritchard attended the first Advisory Budget Meeting on behalf of the Union. The essential message is that the District believes they need to lay off 3 FTE Teachers and 4 FTE Childcare workers but they need a third senior … Continue reading
Peter Northcott asked me to pass along his email address firstname.lastname@example.org so that if anyone is visiting Kamloops they can let him know.
At the Board meeting last night the School Board passed a motion to delay the third reading of the by-laws which may have closed two schools this Summer to March 11, 2008. This would allow them to look at the … Continue reading