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A settlement agreement on the Calendar was reached after one day of arbitration. Part of the settlement agreement included meetings with the CTA and school district to find a way to include some of the D.22 days for Student Assessment/Evaluation and Parent/Teacher Consultation. The Local and the district have agreed to one full day for…

Please be sure to check the BCTF Member Portal for updates on Provincial Bargaining. On the Portal you will find information on proposals from the BCTF and BCPSEA as well as updates on progress at the bargaining table. Use your BCTF Member ID to access the portal. If you have not used the portal before,…

There is a Workers Compensation Review taking place! The BCFED Occupational Health and Safety Standing Committee Workers’ Compensation Advocacy Group needs feedback from workers. Workers can attend public hearings and/or complete a survey. Information for both can be found here: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/workerscompensationreview/

Salary Grid We got a raise! May 1, 2019 saw teachers receive a 1% contractual increase and a 0.75% increase for the Economic Stability Dividend. Please check your pay stub to be sure it is accurate. Click on the icon below for a larger image of the salary grid.

As many of you will remember, in 2017 the district approved a calendar for the 2017-2018 school year which breached several clauses of our Collective Agreement. The Local filed a grievance and CTA President Ed Klettke attended an arbitration hearing at the end of February 2019. Both sides decided to work towards a settlement. Through…

Last spring the BCTF filed a provincial grievance on districts failing to fill absent teachers with TTOCs. Chilliwack was used as the first example where non-enrolling teacher time was used to cover for absent teachers. The Arbitrator ruled in favour of the BCTF! However, since that win, BCPSEA has appealed the decision twice. We continue…

The provincial bargaining teams have begun meeting. The teams have agreed to 60 dates between now and the end of June! So far the two sides have reached agreement on Protocols and a Facilitated Local Impasse Process (FLIP) . The BCTF has tabled all of their proposals and BCPSEA is close to tabling all of…

Do you have a desire to be involved with local decision making? Have you ever felt the urge to fight for your workplace rights? Do you enjoy working collaboratively with others to make a difference in your school community? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Chilliwack Teachers’ Association is looking…

We want to update members on the proceedings at the Human Rights Tribunal regarding Trustee Barry Neufeld. We have filed an amended complaint including additional statements made by Trustee Neufeld since the complaint was filed. We have also provided our document disclosure. The next step will be the Respondent’s document disclosure and any preliminary applications….