10/28/2014 10:46 EDT | Updated 12/28/2014 05:59 EST

Irene Lanzinger endorsed as next BCFED president by BCTF

The union that represents teachers in B.C. is backing Irene Lanzinger to be the next president of the B.C. Federation of Labour.

Lantzinger is a past president of the B.C. Teachers Federation and is the current secretary treasurer of the B.C. Federation of Labour.

BCTF president Jim Iker says Lantzinger is a proven leader with significant experience at local and provincial bargaining tables.

The current president Jim Sinclair announced at the beginning of October that he would not run for re-election at the federation's 56th annual convention next month.