BC teachers ratify agreement, end strike
Members of the BC Teachers’ Federation have voted to ratify the agreement-in-committee reached on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, with the government’s bargaining agent, the BC Public School Employers’ Association. In a province-wide vote conducted on September 18, a total of 31,741 teachers cast ballots and 27,275 voted yes, 86%.
BCTF Factum for Court of Appeal
Here is the BCTF’s Factum that will be 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.