Vancouver teachers will be voting again on whether to retain our local benefits plan or sign on with the provincial plan. To date we have retained our locally bargained plan as members have decided it is superior. This year there are more changes to the provincial plan so we are encouraging members to have a very close look at the comparison chart and decide which plan we will go forward with. If the membership decides to change the plan we cannot go back to the current plan. There will be a vote in schools on March 8, 2018. Members will be able to vote in the VESTA office on March 7 and March 8. The results of the vote will be announced as soon as possible after the count is complete.