International Solidarity Fund
(One vacancy—1-year term)
This committee carries out activities that promote international understanding and raises member awareness of BCTF participation in international projects, reports to the Executive Committee and the AGM on expenditures from the fund, evaluates requests, and recommends grants from the fund, consistent with established criteria.
(Three vacancies—3-year terms)
This committee provides advice to the BCTF on pension plans, promotes awareness of pensions and retirement income planning among members, and develops and recommends a common statement of pension policy for adoption by member organizations of Teachers’ Pension Plan Advisory Committee. Must be prepared to become knowledgeable about the Teachers’ Pension Plan and the Joint Trust Agreement. Requires members of the committee to become informed about changes in pension plan and related matters and to represent the BCTF on the Teachers’ Pension Plan Advisory Committee. The five trustees of the Teachers’ Pension Board are appointed by the BCTF from the members of the Teachers’ Pension Plan Advisory Committee.
Teachers Teaching On Call Advisory Committee
(Four vacancies—3-year terms)
This committee provides advice to the Executive Committee on matters related to teacher employment, teacher-on-call issues, and strategies for improving the demand for teachers.
Community and Social Action Committee—A BCFed standing committee
(One vacancy—2-year term)
• Recommend to the Officers and Executive Council programs consistent with Canadian Labour Congress policy relating to international affairs.
• Recommend to the Officers and Executive Council programs to encourage labour participation in community activities that support the BCFed’s overall strategic objectives as established by Convention.
• Recommend to the Officers and Executive Council strategies and programs for working jointly with other community groups and institutions on issues of mutual concern.
• Liaise with other groups in the community.
Current issues for consideration:
• On the international front: work with community groups and institutions in support of peace and, in particular, the withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan.
• On the provincial scene: work with community groups and organizations in the immigrant and ethnic communities on issues of mutual concern, including immigration and the Temporary Foreign Worker program.
BCTF nominates and covers cost of attendance at meetings two to three times a year. One other BCTF rep on the committee is an Executive Committee member.
DEADLINE: Thursday, September 11, 2008.
For more information, see www.bctf.ca/opportunities/BCTFCommittees.aspx.