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Collective Agreement

Your collective agreement is the basis of your employee-employer relationship with the school board. It defines:

  • your rights
  • the union’s rights
  • the board’s rights
  • definitions
  • basic procedures for the sides to follow regarding issues such as assignments, filing a grievance, harassment, salary scales, seniority, rates of pay, your personnel file, evaluation procedures, supervision, and preparation time.

At times an administrator (AO) may ask a teacher on call to cover another class instead of having the prep time to which the person they are teaching for was entitled. This may be grievable under your local collective agreement. You should inform the VSTA office that such a request has been made. If you have concerns or questions about requests that an AO makes, you should check with the VSTA office.

Collective Agreement 2013-2019

Restored VTF/VSB Collective Agreement Provisions – 2016 November 10

Previous Agreement

Collective Agreement 2011-2013

An agreement-in-committee was concluded with BCPSEA on June 30, 2006. Members ratified the agreement on September 8.

Collective Agreement updates: amendments/corrections to the most recent printing of 2006-2011 Collective Agreement
Ratified 2012-2013 New Language: Provincial & Local

The BCTF has prepared a settlement summary.

2006-2011 Collective Agreement [PDF]

Between BCPSEA and BCTF/VSTA as it applies to School District #39 Effective July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2004

2001-2004 Collective Agreement [PDF]

Stripped Contract Language from the 1998 July 1 to 2001 June 30 Collective Agreement