What we need in the provincial budget!
The budget must include full funding to meet the terms of the collective agreement, but also more. Support for special needs and English Language Learners. Money for implementation of the new curriculum. A focus on student mental health. You can find details in the
BCTF budget brief here. Use it as a checklist to evaluate the provincial budget on February 21.
More than 1,000 new teaching positions to be created as a first step in the process to implement the BCTF's landmark court win
The BCTF has reached agreement with the BC Public School Employers' Association and government on an interim measure to immediately create more than 1,000 new teaching positions while discussions continue on full restoration of teachers' unconstitutionally stripped collective agreement language.
BC Teachers urge government to take immediate action on seismic safety in schools
For over 15 years, repeated promises to seismically upgrade BC schools have been broken and multiple plans have been delayed, leaving BC’s teachers, school support staff, and students in unsafe and dangerous buildings.