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April 18, 2018

  1. BCTF to host public education conference for parents this weekend
  2. Employment opportunity at the BCTF
  3. Opportunities for Members: BCTF committee vacancies
  4. Support the campaign for a national PharmaCare plan

BCTF to host public education conference for parents this weekend

Logo Advocacy WorksAs part of the BCTF's ongoing efforts to advocate for a strong public education system, the Federation is hosting teachers and parents from districts throughout the province for our Advocacy Works 2.0 conference this weekend. Participating BCTF members are part of the Federation's network of Local Election Contacts. Each teacher or local then recruited a parent from their local community to join them. The conference features skill-building for public education advocacy and knowledge-sharing around important issues facing our schools as we approach school board elections in the fall. Folks not at the conference are encouraged to follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #AdvocacyWorks to engage and support these burgeoning parent activists.    

Employment opportunity at the BCTF

The BCTF's Field Service Division has a full-time term vacancy for the position of Assistant Director. The role provides support to assigned locals in contract enforcement, bargaining, political action, communications, and the handling of a range of professional, health and safety, social justice, and Aboriginal education issues. View the posting online. The deadline for application is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Opportunities for Members: BCTF committee vacancies

Many of the BCTF's advisory committees have vacancies opening up on July 1, 2018. These committees, such as the Committee for Action on Social Justice, the Finance Committee, the Professional Issues Advisory Committee, and the Pensions Committee, provide advice to the BCTF Executive Committee and perform other important functions. The terms of reference for these committees can be found on pages 188-190 of the Federation's Members' Guide. Learn more about these committees and how to apply online.

Support the campaign for a national PharmaCare plan

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is working hard to pressure all levels of government in Canada to create a national PharmaCare plan. The CLC, which the BCTF is a proud member of, believes anyone with a health card should have coverage for the medicines they need regardless of their income, age, or where they work or live. Nobody should be forced to choose between paying for groceries and paying for the medication they need. Add your name to the petition and help the CLC win prescription drug coverage for everyone in Canada. 

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