Surrey Teachers' Strike 1974 - a video by the BC Labour Heritage Centre
On February 15th 1974, over 1000 Surrey (BC, Canada) teachers left their classrooms and schools, travelling by ferry to the Legislature in Victoria to protest the lack of action by the Provincial Government to reduce the large class sizes in Surrey, and in the rest of the province. The results of that protest were profound.
To watch the video:
Members who receive Pacific Blue Cross benefits from the Teachers' Pension Plan will have received a letter telling them about a change in the insurance carrier to Green Shield Canada. Please direct your calls and questions to the Teachers' Pension Plan Board of Trustees or Green Shield.
As this plan is sponsored by the TPP Trustees, the BCRTA has no information about the new arrangements.
Declaration Concerning a National Health Care Strategy for Seniors
We need a national health care strategy for seniors that meets the changing needs of our population; and that protects, transforms and strengthens our national health care system for all Canadians. A declaration to that end emerged from a Roundtable in Vancouver in September 2015.
To view the participants of the Roundtable, click here