BC teachers vote overwhelmingly in favour of job action
A total of 26,051 teachers voted yes in a province-wide vote conducted March 4–6, 2014.
“With this vote, BC teachers have sent a very clear message to the BC government; it’s time to negotiate in good faith, take back the unreasonable proposals, and offer teachers a fair deal that also provides better support for students,” BCTF President Jim Iker said.
A fair deal for teachers, better support for kids
A new brochure highlights the facts behind teachers’ goals at the bargaining table.
BC Supreme Court Ruling on Bills 28 and 22
January 27, 2014: an historic day for public education and labour rights in BC. The BC Supreme Court reaffirmed that provincial legislation limiting teachers’ bargaining rights is unconstitutional, restored collective agreement provisions stripped in 2002, and ordered the province to pay $2 million in damages plus court costs.
Poverty and education research: A new study
BCTF Research, in collaboration with the social justice Antipoverty Action Group, conducted focus group research and a provincial survey on poverty and education issues, from a teacher’s perspective.
Budget 2014: Empty promises and more instability for public education
VICTORIA – British Columbia’s latest budget is full of empty promises, ignores real problems, and will increase instability in BC’s public education system.
2013 Education Funding Brief
BCTF to the Legislative Committee on Finance: Increase funding levels to the average in Canada over three years. That will require $1,000 per student more, just to reach the average.