Attending the BCTF Annual General Meeting is a fantastic way to get to know how our union works. You can learn how diverse issues are across the province and how varied perspectives are on a multitude of issues. This year the AGM will be held in Victoria during the March Break from Saturday March 16th until Tuesday March 19th. The deadline to submit applications for the upcoming BCTF AGM is January 8, 2019, so get your applications in now. Delegates will be elected at the VESTA General Meeting on January 22, 2019.
Register early, as there is a maximum of 30 seats available to VESTA members. Seats reserved, based on the first 30 email registrations to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and school site. The workshop will be held at the VESTA Office from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. No ‘drop ins’ please.
A six-week group program for teachers
We are excited to announce our new Living with Balance group program for BC teachers. This program has been initiated by the BCTF Health and Wellness Program and developed by the Occupational Rehabilitation Group. There are a select number of BC communities where this program will be offered this year. Living with Balance is a group workshop, which typically runs for two hours once per week. It focuses on developing tools and skills related to improving one’s vitality and resiliency. Our holistic approach to wellness will equip teachers to make simple lifestyle changes that will positively affect their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
The VESTA office will be closed from December 24th and re-open January 7th, 2019. We wish you all a restful and rejuvenating Winter Break, enjoying time with family and friends. See you in 2019! From Chloe, Jill, Joanne, Jody and Allison.
Next Wednesday December 19th at the VESTA Office there will be a VTF General Meeting for final ratification of local bargaining objectives. Members in attendance will constitute quorum. Snacks will be provided.