Bc Teachers Federation

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

Susan Lambert | Posted 03.10.2014 | 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. Teachers Vote In Favour Of Strike

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Now that contract negotiations with British Columbia teachers have reached the next phase with an 89 per strike mandate, the education mini...

Teachers Strike Vote Begins

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Teachers across British Columbia have begun taking a strike vote in hopes the move will pressure the government to offer what their union ...

B.C. Teachers' Court Win ON HOLD

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A potentially costly court ruling that found the British Columbia government violated the rights of its teachers and ordered hundreds of c...

B.C. Appeals Teachers Ruling

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government has filed an appeal of a court decision that concluded the province violated the bargaining rights of teachers.A B.C. ...

Teachers' Ruling To Be Appealed

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberal government plans to appeal a court decision that concluded the province violated the bargaining rights of teache...

Did She Try To Provoke B.C. Teachers' Strike?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats want the Liberal government to release cabinet documents at the centre of $2-million court los...

B.C. Teachers Ruling Is Written By Straight Shooter

Sandy Garossino | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Madame Justice Susan Griffin is known in the legal profession as a real straight shooter and one of B.C.'s most respected jurists, which makes the damning conclusions of her decision in the B.C. Teachers' Federation case all the more extraordinary. Judicial writing like this doesn't come along every day.

We'll Be Watching You, Christy: Teachers Federation

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's teachers say they'll be looking for signs next month that Premier Christy Clark's government is abiding by a B.C. Suprem...

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...

B.C. Teachers 'Stand In Solidarity'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The president of the B.C. Teachers Federation (BCTF) is backing CUPE's bid to carve a new contract with the B.C. government. “We stand in solidar...

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 ...

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...

Teachers' Politics Allowed In Schools: Court

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's teachers are free to express their political opinions through buttons and posters in schools after a B.C. Appeal Court ...

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...

B.C. School Officials Getting Raises Without Reviews

Jordan Bateman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

School trustees and superintendents may bristle at the suggestion that top education staffers don't deserve pay increases. But how can they defend that position when they fail to evaluate their top employees every year?

B.C. Teachers Elect New Leader

CBC | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The newly-elected president of the B.C. Teachers' Federation says the province's schools are in need of more librarians, counsellors and special needs...

'Christy's Goose Is Cooked'

CP | Rebekah Funk, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The outgoing leader of B.C.’s teachers federation appeared to delight in the prospect of the province's scandal plagued government soon ...

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...

Will B.C. Teachers Take A 10-Year Deal?

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government's proposed path to a 10-year contract with teachers is a pre-election political document that aims to strip educators ...

NDP's Promise On Controversial School Tests

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The Opposition New Democrats say an NDP government would get rid of the standardized tests that the teachers' union has fought against for ...

Lesson Plans Spill On Pipeline Ramifications

CBC | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Teachers' Federation is offering new lesson plans that highlight the dangers of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. ...

Parents In B.C. Are Scrambling For Care As Walkout Looms

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - A couple hundred elementary and high school students staged their own walkout Friday, leaving school early to rally in the pouring rain to...