Teachers call on government to fully fund provincial obligations
In its written submission to the BC Legislative Assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, the BCTF put forward five key recommendations to ensure the government meets its provincial obligations under the new provincially negotiated collective agreement and improves overall funding to help teachers meet the needs of students. The BCTF’s full education funding brief can be accessed online.
BCTF endorses Irene Lanzinger for BC Federation of Labour President
In a unanimous decision of the BCTF Executive Committee, the BC Teachers’ Federation has endorsed Irene Lanzinger for President of the BC Federation of Labour.
Education Plan or ‘Re-engineering? Which way is BC’s K-12 system heading?
A new BCTF research report considers possible future directions for BC’s K-12 public schools with reference to a range of recent government reports, exploring the question ‘Why do we educate?’
Let's keep up the call for more education funding to meet kids' needs. Contact information for Mayors and City Councillors, MLAs, and school trustees.
New collective agreement 2013–2019
BCTF Factum for Court of Appeal
The BCTF’s Factum was presented before the BC Court of Appeal, October 14-16, 2014. The government has claimed public interest immunity over cabinet documents. Consequently, all references to cabinet documents have been redacted. The need for redactions is an ongoing issue that will be decided by the Court of Appeal.
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.