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B.C. Teachers, Government Negotiations Stalled

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Talks between the B.C. government and the province's unionized teachers are stalled one day after limited job action began.Peter Cameron, ...

B.C. Teachers Issue Strike Notice

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Job action by British Columbia's 41,000 teachers will begin next Wednesday, but the union's president says schools will remain open.Jim Ik...

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. Education Minister Trying To Rewrite History Of Teachers' Contract

Melanie Joy | Posted 03.07.2014 | 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.

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...

Are B.C. Teachers Preparing To Strike?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The long-standing animosities between British Columbia's unionized teachers and the Liberal government have surfaced again with the release...

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...

Teachers' Strike Vote Called

The Canadian Press | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's teachers' union will take a strike vote next month, saying they have no choice because the government continues to igno...

B.C. Wants Class Size Ruling Stayed

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is painting a dire picture of what would happen if a court ruling that reversed decade-old changes to teac...

B.C.'s Appeal Over Class Sizes Is Orwellian 'Newspeak' In Action

Susan Lambert | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Susan Lambert

Recent news stories detailing the number of teachers needed to be re-hired as a result of the finding of the legislative stripping of teachers' collective agreements as unconstitutional, is a stark picture of the duplicity and obfuscation characterizing this government's attitude toward public education since 2002. Their latest court appeal is not unexpected or even disappointing. After enduring the last dozen years, teachers have come to expect punitive attacks and deceit.

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...

Court Docs Taken Out Of Context: Clark

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Court transcripts that have fuelled claims the British Columbia government attempted to provoke a teachers strike during heated contract n...

Liberals Provoked B.C. Teacher Strike?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Opposition New Democrats revealed the contents of court transcripts Wednesday that they said confirm what a judge has al...

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.

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.

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...

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...

K-12 Workers Prod B.C. Govt. With Ads

CBC | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s public school teachers say they will launch a radio and television advertising campaign tomorrow in the hopes of getting stalled contract ...