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June 1, 2017

  1. Your questions answered on the status of implementation of our restored collective agreement
  2. Political change coming to BC
  3. BCTF employment opportunity: Assistant Director—PQT/Professional Support Co-ordinator
  4. Toolkit on Child Rights

Your questions answered on the status of implementation of our restored collective agreement

Since the agreement on implementation was reached in March, the BCTF has been working hard with our locals to get all of the work done. In many school districts, the process has been moving along well. However, many other locals have been frustrated by unhelpful or even obstructionist school districts. The Federation has gone to the media with its concerns and called for the incoming government to direct school districts to speed up the pace of implementation. Read a new Questions and Answers document to learn more about the status of implementation and what to expect for the start of the next school year. 

Political change coming to BC

Horgan capEarlier this week, BC Greens and the BC NDP announced their intention to work together over the next four years to enact a change in government. The two parties released their agreement on governing priorities that includes restoring funding to adult education, putting in place a child poverty reduction plan, banning corporate and union donations, and fast-tracking the enhancement of K-12 education funding.

 

 

 

 

BCTF employment opportunity: Assistant Director—PQT/Professional Support Co-ordinator

The BCTF is currently accepting applications for the role of Assistant Director-PQT/Professional Support Co-ordinator. Reporting to the Director of the Professional and Social Issues Division (PSID), the Assistant Director co-ordinates the Federation's Program for Quality Teaching and assists in supporting the Federation's School Union Representative Training program, TeachBC, and emergent curriculum issues. The start date is September 1, 2017, and the deadline for applications is June 26, 2017. Learn more about the position and how to apply online

Toolkit on Child Rights

The Canadian Bar Association has released a Child Rights Toolkit to help improve children's access to justice in Canada. It is for those working in various professions, including education, who want to better understand child rights and strengthen their advocacy for children.