February 21, 2018

BCTF and BCPSEA to get back to talks

After taking a break last week, contract talks have resumed between the BC Teachers Federation and the BC Public School Employers Association. Speaking for the BCTF executive, Glen Hansman says talks are steadily progressing, behind closed doors and not in the media, "So far, so good. It's been calm. We are really happy with the framework that we … [Read more...]

Bargaining begins again for teachers and BCPSEA

It's back to the bargaining table Monday for the BC Teachers' Federation and the BC Public School Employers' Association. The two sides will try to reach a new collective agreement. BCTF President, Susan Lambert says it will likely be a difficult path to an agreement, but she's hoping one can be reached by the end of June, when the contract runs … [Read more...]

BCTF, BCPSEA vote to ratify framework agreement for bargaining

BC Teachers Federation representatives and the BC Public School Employers Association have ratified a framework deal which sets up contract talks. BCTF President Susan Lambert says the framework deal includes a facilitator to aid negotiations, as well as a timeline. "It will mean a positive start to bargaining which we are obliged to enter into … [Read more...]

BCTF and BCPSEA bargaining process under construction

The BC Teachers Federation and the BC Public School Employers Association say they are working on a new deal to change the bargaining process.  Neither group would go on the record with details other than to confirm each will take the framework to their members next weekend for a vote.  Meanwhile BCTF President Susan Lambert says she is … [Read more...]

BCTF and BCPSEA reach agreement

A deal has been done...The BC Teachers' Federation and their employer coming to terms on a tentative one-year agreement, after weeks of talks with mediator Charles Jago.Education Minister George Abbott says the agreement is in line with the province's net-zero mandate. "It gives us some things to still work on. One of the elements in this agreement … [Read more...]

BCTF and BCPSEA reach tentative agreement

The BC Teachers' Federation has reached a tentative agreement with the employer, the BC Public School Employers' Association.   Education Minister George Abbott has released the following statement:    "We are pleased that mediation has resulted in a tentative Memorandum of Settlement between the British Columbia Public School … [Read more...]

BC teachers face off against the BCPSEA over report cards

The BC Teacher’s Federation and the BC Public School Employers Association are facing off at the labour relations board over report cards. the BCPSEA has brought an application to the labour relations board seeking to force teachers to complete term one and two report cards immediately, saying teachers can't refuse to write them, just as … [Read more...]

BCPSEA has filed with the LRB over the issue of report cards, and the BCTF “action plan.”

The Labour Relations Board is dealing with the teachers contract dispute on multiple fronts after the employer has now taken issue over report cards.  BC Public School Employers Association spokesperson Mel Joy says the teachers union and its locals are encouraging teachers to not fill out report cards, as part of their action plan opposing … [Read more...]