In 1967, the AGM launched the Federation’s Over 40 Campaign. The campaign was an extensive and long term public relations action to improve teaching and learning conditions. The short term objective was to reduce class sizes. The BCTF vowed to support teachers who refused to accept classes of 40 or more by paying their full salaries if they took such action. By 1969 Vancouver teachers achieved a Learning and Working Conditions contract with their board, and shortly after Burnaby teachers reached an agreement to negotiate a similar contract with their board.
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The February 1967 and May 1967 BCTF Newsletters featured several articles about the campaign.
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