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….

We hear you! There are many situations in our district affecting teachers. Sometimes the situations you face can seem overwhelming and you may feel disheartened. We want you to know that we take each situation seriously and attempt to find resolutions within the guidelines of our Collective Agreement. In 2017 and 2018, a total of…

Technology is a wonderful tool used in classrooms by students and teachers alike. Apps, websites, and social media can be used to support learning in a variety of ways. However, as teachers, we need to be aware of the rules and regulations surrounding the use of technology in the classroom. In School District 33, there…