04/30/2015 01:29 EDT | Updated 08/08/2015 04:59 EDT

B.C. teachers court ruling: Premier Christy Clark 'very pleased,' urges cooperation

B.C. Premier Christy Clark said she's "very pleased" with the B.C. Court of Appeal decision in the government's favour in their long-running fight with the B.C. Teachers' Federation, and called it an opportunity for both sides to work together.

In a 4-1 decision Thursday morning, the court sided with the provincial government and declared its move to strip out clauses related to class size and composition in 2002 was constitutional.

Clark has previously said she expects the case would eventually land in the Supreme Court of Canada, but called today's decision an "opportunity to put disputes behind us."