Bc Teachers Federation Collective Agreement
Given the current fiscal climate — the BC government`s large deficit ($1.4 billion over the next two years) — and comparisons with the income of average BC families have little time to ask for more. Instead of giving in to the demands of the BC Teachers Federation, Premier Christy Clark should ensure that the next collective agreement links teachers` compensation to performance. Remember that due to the recent recession, the income of average BC families has increased by an average of only 0.8% over the past four years. This is lower than the rate of inflation. In other words, consumer prices have risen faster than the incomes of average BC families. In fact, many families feel worse today. But not the BC teachers. In 2006, they signed a generous collective agreement that allowed them to obtain average salary increases of 2.5 per cent over five years (in addition to benefits and the overall increase of 16 per cent over the term of the contract). In addition, each teacher received a signing bonus of 4000 $US. After reaching the deal, Jinny Sims, then president of the BCTF, boasted that he had made “significant gains.” While average bc families had to cope during the recession, BC teachers thrived.
And after all this, the BCTF wants even more when it renegotiates its contract. Here`s what the BCTF is currently asking for: In a press release, the BC government said that members of the BC Public School Employers` Association (BCPSEA) and the BC Teachers` Federation (BCTF) have ratified an agreement as part of the government`s negotiating mandate for sustainable services. BCPSEA manages the three phases of the collective bargaining process between teachers and public schools (school district) – preparation, negotiation and implementation/administration. The agreement includes more than 45,000 teachers represented by the BCTF, who provide education to students in the province`s 60 school districts. The #33 School District Board of Directors (SD#33) and the BC Public School Employers` Association (BCPSEA) have entered into the following agreements with the Chilliwack Teachers` Association (CTA) and the British Columbia Teachers` Federation (BCTF): the agreement was coordinated online for three days, with current events prohibiting teachers from meeting in schools or local district offices. Currently, approximately 300,000 public sector employees – 90% – are covered by preliminary or ratified agreements under B.C`s sustainable services negotiating mandate have been affected. The collective agreement between the British Columbia Teachers` Federation (BCTF), which represents teachers in the province`s public schools, and the BC Public School Employers` Association (BCPSEA), which represents the province`s 60 public education authorities, expired on June 30, 2019. According to the teachers` “employer” – the B.C. Public School Employers Association – it would take more than $2 billion for taxpayers in BC to meet their demands. . . .