BCTF Workshop Detail
leadership priority of the Federation is to continue to build the capacity of
the union, both provincially and locally to be prepared for bargaining in 2019
through the provision of training, particularly with a focus to increase the
participation of female members.
SURT has been designed to
engage more women in leadership roles in locals, but it is also intended to
foster allies who will support women in taking those leadership roles, so locals
will want to invite local activists such as staff representatives, staff committee chairpersons,
school PD representatives, social justice representatives, school health and
safety representatives, local executive committee members, TTOCs, teachers new
to the profession and some combination of these people, not to exceed the local
- identify personal and union assets that will
support the next round of bargaining
- identify barriers to women’s participation in
- explore and educate members about the
political/organizational context and sexism and gender bias
the profile of the Collective Agreement and negotiations among women members
- encourage and support women’s participation in
- identify the support women require of their
union in order to actively participate.
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