Bc Teachers Contract

Teachers Present New Contract Proposal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia teachers' union presented a new contract proposal to the employer on Friday, kicking off an intense set of negotiatio...

Last Chance Passes To Avoid Rotating Teachers' Strikes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - One last chance has passed for B.C.'s public-school teachers and their employers to avoid rotating strikes across the province Monday, wit...

B.C.Teachers To Start Rotating Strikes

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Public school students in British Columbia will find themselves at the centre of the dispute between teachers and the province next week a...

B.C. Threatens To Cut Teachers' Wages

CP | Keven Drews and Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government is threatening to cut teachers' wages by five per cent if a new contract agreement isn't reached by the end of the sch...

Gov't Ditches 10-Year Teachers' Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government has ditched its demand for a 10-year teachers' contract and is now offering a six-year-deal and a signing bonus if ther...

We Lose When B.C. Government Listens To Bond Raters Over Citizens

Susan Lambert | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Susan Lambert

What effect has this "free market" driven economic policy had on public services in B.C.? You don't have to look further than your local school board struggling to identify yet further cuts to the programs and services that once made the system the strongest in the world.

Teachers Wage Demands Will Hurt B.C.'s Credit Rating: Negotiator

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Wage demands by British Columbia's teachers are so high they threaten the province's financial future, the Liberal government's chief contr...

B.C. Teachers' Contract Negotiations Stalled

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government and the province's unionized teachers are facing a stalemate in their contract talks, one day after limited job action...

I'll Tell You Why B.C. Teachers Are Willing To Strike

Susan Lambert | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Susan Lambert

The climate of confrontation and conflict imposes a dreadful toll on teachers. Some say why don't we just give in? Why not simply teach under whatever conditions the government constructs in public schools, collect our pay checks and go home?

B.C. Education Minister Trying To Rewrite History Of Teachers' Contract

Melanie Joy | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Melanie Joy

I appreciate current B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender was not involved in 2012, but his recent assertions that government was fully committed to, and even responsible for, the success of the contract negotiations are inconsistent with my experience.

Back To Court!

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is asking the province's highest court to temporarily suspend parts of a ruling that said the province vio...

B.C. Teachers' Court Win Is Condemnation Of Liberal Government

Susan Lambert | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Susan Lambert

The facts of the case are clear: the rhetoric of the B.C. government of seeking labour peace and stability and of providing parents and students with flexibility and choice is duplicitous. The intention was to rob the system of the funding it needs and to use teachers as scapegoats in the quest to get re-elected.

Major Win For B.C. Teachers

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A judge has ruled that the British Columbia government was so hung up on provoking its public school teachers into strike action that it f...

The Fight Over B.C.'s Overcrowded Classrooms

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government thumbed its nose at a court order and instituted only a "sham repeal" of legislation that the B.C. Supreme Court concl...

Minister Talks CUPE Deal Barrier

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's education minister says he prefers to remain optimistic and won't speculate on what the province might do if negotiatio...

School Boards Cut From Negotiations

CBC | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The head of the Vancouver School Board is concerned that the province's restructuring of contract negotiations will give the government too much ...

B.C. Teachers Strike Coming?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s education minister is proposing to give teachers back the right to strike with legislative amendments planned for the next time the...

27,000 B.C. Workers Vote To Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

BURNABY, B.C. - Barely 12 months after a tense year-long labour dispute with teachers ended in B.C.'s public schools, more job action could be on the ...

More Strife For B.C. Teachers

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s education minister denied accusations by the teachers' union that the government interfered with its bargaining process by appointi...

What B.C. Teachers Really Don't Want

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The BC Teachers Federation says 96 per cent of members who were polled by the union recently are backing the position taken by their contr...

School's Out... For Ever?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberal government and its unionized teachers are planning to spend the summer and probably longer teaching each other t...

Fassbender Makes His Appeal To Teachers

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's new education minister says he's optimistic he can overcome a decades-long, toxic relationship with the province's teac...

Back To The Bargaining Table With You

CBC | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. teachers and the province return to the bargaining table in just over a week to attempt to hammer out a new contract. The two parties...

Parents Need To Speak Up About How Kids Are Being Taught

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

There is absolutely no point in agreeing or disagreeing with the premier or the B.C. Teachers' Federation if we the parents don't speak up and have a voice in how our children are being taught in the 21st century. Our school has a large computer centre with its own teacher. I have NO clue what is taught there. The kids bring home printouts about "online safety," but I don't think these courses actually mention things like Facebook or Twitter.

B.C. Teachers' Talks Begin With Good News

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The head of the B.C. teachers' union says an agreement on how contract talks will be structured with the government's bargaining agent may...