Extended Health & Dental Program
designed for BCTF Teachers on Call
The BCTF Advantage Program now
offers a full Extended Health and Dental program for TOCs. This
plan contains many different options so you can take control and build
the plan that best suits your specific needs.
Consecutive Call In, Paid on Scale
In accordance to the Ready
Recommendations and our new collective agreement,
TOCs must be paid on scale on their fourth consecutive
day of work; this pay is retroactive to day one.
If you have any concerns about not receiving calls
through SEMS on the fourth or subsequent day, please contact Anne
Guthrie-Warman at the VSTA office 604-873-5570 or
Your Rights as a TOC
All members of the VSTA, whether they are a Teacher on
Call or engaged in a Temporary or Continuing Contract, are protected by
the Collective Agreement and are entitled equally to representation and
assistance by the VSTA and the BCTF. If you have any questions or
concerns, you are encouraged to contact the VSTA Office or through a
Staff Rep at a school.
Practice of Teaching, BCTF
firstname.lastname@example.org - a
discussion list for teacher on call issues (open to new teachers,
teachers teaching on call and mentors). To join this list serve,
teachers can email
email@example.com and ask to be added to the toc-talk list serve
(formerly called bctf-toc).
Important Tax Information
Teachers sometimes wonder
what options are available for claiming income tax deductions when
spending personal money on work-related expenses. While the BCTF
does not provide individual tax advice, the following information is
designed to provide an overview of the rules governing deductions
available to teachers and other employed professionals.
VSTA Teacher on Call E-mail List
Make sure you are on the TOC
TOCs are itinerant, not in regular
touch with a single Staff Rep, and do not usually attend staff meetings.
This makes it a challenge to get VSTA information to TOCs. The TOC
E-mail list is a reliable way to communicate with TOCs.
To get on the list, email