BCTF statement of solidarity
On behalf of the 45,000
members of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, I want to express deepest
condolences to all those who are grieving the loss of friends, family, and
loved ones in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 in Tehran. More...
Questions about bargaining?
The BCTF’s goal is to negotiate a new collective agreement
that supports teachers and students with better teaching and learning
conditions. Click here to find out more.
Teacher salaries across Canada
BC has a teacher shortage that is negatively
affecting student learning. Our new teachers have the second-lowest starting salaries in the country, and all of our members receive far less than our colleagues in Alberta and Ontario. With BC's high cost of living, it's no wonder BC is having a
hard time recruiting teachers from other provinces.
BCTF policy statement on inclusive education for students with special needs
The BCTF is committed
to the inclusion of all students in British Columbia’s public schools. The policy specifically states that “every student can learn, and every student is entitled to an appropriate education and full range of education services in their community.”