UNITE HERE LOCAL 40

Thus far over 30 women from the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond have been permanently fired. Unite Here Local 40 believe that they are trying to use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to replace people, many of which are immigrant women, and to hire new workers at a lower wage. As a response, workers from the Pacific Gateway Hotel have voted to go on strike.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives webinar series

The CCPA is hosting a webinar series focused on long-term care and health system reform in Canada. “Converging Crises: Addressing the crises in long-term care, health system inequities, and federal-provincial relations” is a series of three online events taking place April 23, April 30 and May 7. Read more for details and registration.

BCTF Seeds of Justice – April

Spotlight on Environmental Justice. Read more for webinars, calendar of events, resources, equity & inclusion, and opportunities for members.

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

The VSTA Annual General Meeting will take place on May 18, 2021, and we encourage any and all interested VSTA members to consider nominations for next year’s Executive Committee. Please read more for details and a link to the nomination form. Nominations close April 23 at 4:00 pm.

Spring Transfer Process

Read more for important information and key dates for this year’s Spring Transfer Process (vacate card, return from leave, increase FTE, leave for one year or longer, Early Retirement Incentive Program)

Pre-Retirement Workshops (BCRTA)

The BC Retired Teachers’ Association (BCRTA) is offering the Making Sense of Pensions & Benefits webinar for teachers across the province to help them plan for a successful transition to retirement.  Read more for dates and details.

MyVSTA Registration

Register for MyVSTA for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Bandidas Taqueria! Read more for easy registration instructions and get member-only access to important updates, meeting materials and minutes, survey links, VSTA Connect issues, etc.

BCTF LGBTQ2S+ Issues Session

The BCTF is seeking members to virtually attend a two-day Issues Session for members who identify as LGBTQ2S+ on May 17 and 18, 2021.  Read more for details.

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NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!

The VSTA Annual General Meeting will take place on May 18, 2021, and we encourage any and all interested VSTA members to consider nominations for next year’s Executive Committee. Please read more for details and a link to the nomination form. Nominations close April 23 at 4:00 pm.

read more
Spring Transfer Process

Spring Transfer Process

Read more for important information and key dates for this year’s Spring Transfer Process (vacate card, return from leave, increase FTE, leave for one year or longer, Early Retirement Incentive Program)

read more
Pre-Retirement Workshops (BCRTA)

Pre-Retirement Workshops (BCRTA)

The BC Retired Teachers’ Association (BCRTA) is offering the Making Sense of Pensions & Benefits webinar for teachers across the province to help them plan for a successful transition to retirement.  Read more for dates and details.

read more
MyVSTA Registration

MyVSTA Registration

Register for MyVSTA for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Bandidas Taqueria! Read more for easy registration instructions and get member-only access to important updates, meeting materials and minutes, survey links, VSTA Connect issues, etc.

read more

Events Calendar

  1. BIPOC Ad Hoc

    April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. W/LC & Bargaining Committee

    April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Spring SURT – AM

    April 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  4. Spring SURT – PM

    April 22 @ 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
  5. Council

    April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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