Teachers Teaching on Call
Our New Teachers' home page may also contain information of interest to teachers on call.
TTOCs and the BCTF
Seniority for all
Seniority for both contract teachers and TTOCs is the theme of our new seniority pamphlet and our new video. Contract teachers want post and fill that is based on seniority and TTOCs want seniority for call-out and to use their TTOC seniority in a meaningful way: that is to use their seniority to get a contract position.
Task Force on TTOC Work in BC and TTOC call out system
The Task Force on TTOC Work in BC was created by the BCTF Executive Committee in response to the 2009 AGM recommendation to investigate the issue of retired teachers working as TTOCs to determine if this impacted on the availability of work for non-retired TTOCs. Call out models, including preferential, rotational and seniority were researched, and members were asked to make submissions on call out models and the issues regarding retired teachers working as TTOCs. The task force report was released at the 2010 BCTF AGM.
The following task force documents are in PDF format.
The BCTF encourages locals through mid-contract modifications, to secure contract language that provides for an objective TOC callout procedure and the elimination of preference practices.
Teachers voted to support seniority call out at the 2007 AGM. Members are invited to be involved in further discussions on TTOC seniority and contact information is listed in It’s about seniority.
A day in the life of a teacher teaching on call
View the video presenting four scenarios that a teacher teaching on call may be familiar with. Katie and Rob, Teachers Teaching on Call from the Surrey and Vancouver Elementary locals, bring attention to the isolation that a TTOC may feel, a health and safety issue, professional relationships, and the role that TTOCs play in creating a quality public school system.
New Video: Rough Start (Sep 2012)
New Teachers' and Student Teachers' Conference
The 2014 conference will be held on February 28 and March 1, 2014 in Richmond.
The BCTF Handbook for TOCs and New Teachers: The Practice of Teaching contains information on a variety of practical topics, such as classroom management, reporting requirements, working with parents, and sources of help for new teachers.
For teachers working on call: The Power of Leadership describes the role of the TTOC contact in locals. Originally presented at the 2006 BCTF Summer Leadership Conference.
2008: The preliminary findings of the 2008 Teachers Teaching on Call (TTOC) Working Conditions survey are now available. The survey asked TTOC across the province about reasons for working as a TTOC, adequacy of work assignments and income, satisfaction with working conditions, and to comment on their experience as a TTOC. Survey respondents had a lot to say about their day-to-day experience as well as what can be done to improve their working conditions. A BCTF research report summarizing the findings is also available.
Health and safety
Ready Award on TTOC compensation and seniority
On April 3, 2006, Vince Ready issued his award on the implementation of his October 20, 2005, recommendations on Teachers Teaching on Call.