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Education Thursday, September 4, 2014 10:12 AM

Tentative agreement reached - September 16, 2014

A tentative agreement has been reached with the B.C. Teachers' Federation and the B.C. Public School Employers' Association, announced mediator Vince Ready this morning. 


Audio - Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Peter Fassbender comment on the six-year tentative agreement with the BCTF.



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SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

Education Minister Peter Fassbender released the following statement in response to the BCTF vote on binding arbitration: https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/09/statement-by-education-minister-peter-fassbender-2.html

SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

Education Minister Peter Fassbender released the following statement: "On August 27th, I called Mr. Iker and Mr. Cameron to a meeting in my office to discuss a way forward and settle this dispute." https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/09/statement-by-education-minister-peter-fassbender-1.html

Audio: Education Minister Peter Fassbender's statement on binding arbitration and his call for BCTF to ask members to give the executive the ability to suspend strike action. https://soundcloud.com/bcgov/minister-fassbender-binding-arbitration-sept-8-2014

SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

Minister of Education Peter Fassbender has issued the following statement: "This afternoon, Peter Cameron, lead negotiator for the British Columbia Public School Employers Association, advised me to reject yesterday’s call from the BCTF to enter binding arbitration. I agreed." https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/09/ministers-statement-rejecting-binding-arbitration.html

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

Minister of Education Peter Fassbender has issued the following statement: “On Aug. 27, 2014, I met with the lead negotiators for the BCTF and BCPSEA and asked them to suspend any strike and lockout activities if the parties entered mediation so students could start school and teachers could go to work." https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/09/with-lockout-lifted-minister-asks-bctf-to-suspend-strike.html

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Peter Fassbender called on the BC Teachers’ Federation to come to the negotiating table with a realistic proposal that taxpayers can afford. The Premier reiterated her commitment to further improving learning conditions in BC schools, while granting teachers a raise within the same range as other public sector workers. Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/O6fxHtIAppw

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

Minister of Education Peter Fassbender issued the following op-ed: "This week should be the first week of school. For students and their teachers, it’s supposed to be a time of excitement and anticipation. But instead, it’s a time of frustration and uncertainty.": https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/09/this-week-should-be-the-first-week-of-school.html

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

Registration opens for parent support program. Parents of public school students 12 years old and under can register at http://bcparentinfo.ca/ to receive $40 per student for each day school is not in session due to the ongoing labour distruction in B.C. public schools.  https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/08/registration-opens-for-parent-support-program.html

AUGUST 30, 2014

Minister of Education Peter Fassbender issued the following statement today: “Today veteran labour mediator Vince Ready determined that the parties are too far apart for mediation at this time. https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/08/bctf-too-far-from-affordability-zone-for-mediation.html

AUGUST 28, 2014

Minister of Education Peter Fassbender issued the following statement today: “Yesterday I had a productive and respectful meeting with BCTF president Jim Iker and BCPSEA lead negotiator Peter Cameron where I proposed three steps to help reach a settlement and clear the way for schools to start on schedule. https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/08/minister-of-education-encourages-bctf-to-lift-pickets-during-mediation.html

AUGUST 27, 2014

Minister of Education Peter Fassbender met with the BCTF and BCPSEA lead negotiators. During the meeting Minister Fassbender proposed three steps to reach a settlement and clear the way for schools to start on schedule. https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/08/minister-of-educations-meeting-with-bctf-and-bcpsea.html

AUGUST 15, 2014

Letters from British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) Public Administrator to British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) President Jim Iker:
Letter to Jim Iker, BCTF President re Preparation for Commencement of School Year - August 15, 2014

AUGUST 15, 2014

The British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) released the following the following update. Joint Statement: Update on Bargaining Between the BCTF and BCPSEA

AUGUST 11, 2014

Letter to Jim Iker, BCTF President re August Professional Development Days - August 11, 2014

JULY 16, 2014

Status of discussions with the BCTF. https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/07/status-of-discussions-with-the-bctf.html

JULY 2, 2014

Education Minister Peter Fassbender has released the following statement on the status of negotiations between the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF). https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/07/education-minister-peter-fassbenders-statement-on-the-status-of-negotiations.html

JULY 2, 2014

The British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) have issued the following joint statement on the outcome of their recent exploratory discussions. https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/07/joint-statement-of-bcpsea-and-bctf-on-exploratory-discussions.html

JUNE 25, 2014

Education Minister Peter Fassbender released the following statement in response to comments made by the president of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF). https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/06/statement-from-minister-peter-fassbender-in-response-to-the-bctf.html

JUNE 19, 2014

Additional key documents and information with respect to the ongoing negotiations between the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF). https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/06/information-on-teacher-bargaining.html

Statement by Education Minister Peter Fassbender.https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/06/statement-by-education-minister-peter-fassbender.html

JUNE 17, 2014

Information for parents on what they should expect during the strike.  https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/ministries/education/factsheets/information-for-parents-on-the-bctf-strike.html

Audio and Statement: Education Minister Peter Fassbender's statement on the status of bargaining. https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/06/education-ministers-statement-on-status-of-teacher-bargaining.html

JUNE 16, 2014

Education Minister Peter Fassbender's statement on the status of bargaining. : https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/06/statement-from-education-minister-peter-fassbender-1.html

JUNE 13, 2014

Update on essential services from the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA): Labour Relations Board Order Issued for all Support Staff Unions. http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/SupportStaffIssuesBulletinDocs/No%202014-%2006-%20LRB%20Order-Additional%20Essential%20Services-All%20Support%20Staff%20Unions-June%2012%202014.pdf

JUNE 12, 2014

Audio: Minister Fassbender statement and media questions on the vote results that provide the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) with a mandate to potentially escalate to a full strike.  https://soundcloud.com/bcgov/minister-fassbender-full-strike-notice-june-12-2014?in=bcgov/sets/ministry-of-education-1

Update on essential services from the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA): Labour Relations Board Order regarding secondary students and final grades.
http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/teacher%20bargaining/Bargaining%20Bulletin/No%202014-%2005-%20LRB%20Order-Additional%20Essential%20Services-BCTF-June%2016%202014.pdf

JUNE 10, 2014

Education Minister Peter Fassbender's statement on possible job escalation. https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/06/minister-of-educations-statement-on-possible-job-escalation-1.html

Update on essential services from the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA): Labour Relations Board Order regarding supervision.  http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/teacher%20bargaining/Bargaining%20Bulletin/No%202014-%2004-%20LRB%20Order-Additional%20Essential%20Services-Supervision-June%2010%202014%20copy.pdf

Letter from Peter Cameron, Chief Negotiator for the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) to Jim Iker, B.C. Teachers' Federation regarding summer school and the partial lockout.  http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/teacher%20bargaining/Bargaining%20Bulletin/00-MM-Letter%20to%20BCTF%20President%20Jim%20Iker%20June%2010%202014.pdf

Minister of Education's statement on possible job escalation.https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/06/minister-of-educations-statement-on-possible-job-escalation-1.html

JUNE 8, 2014

BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) reaches tentative framework agreement with K-12 support staff unions.http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/SupportStaffIssuesBulletinDocs/00-DS-June%208-BCPSEA%20reaches%20tentative%20framework%20agreement%20with%20support%20staff%20unions.pdfInformation

Information for parents on the BCTF strike.  https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/06/information-for-parents-on-the-bctf-strike.html

JUNE 6, 2014

BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) application to vary essential services order to the Labour Relations Board.  http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/teacher%20bargaining/Bargaining%20Bulletin/00-June%206%202014%20Letter%20to%20LRB-Application%20to%20Vary%20Essential%20Services%20Order.pdf

JUNE 5, 2014

Audio: Minister Fassbender statement and media questions related to BCTF’s intention for strike vote for full walkout.  https://soundcloud.com/bcgov/minister-fassbender-bctf-intent-for-strike-vote-for-full-walkout-june-5-2014

JUNE 4, 2014

The Labour Relations Board ruling on whether or not it was legal for the teachers' wages to be rolled back during the ongoing labour dispute. http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/teacher%20bargaining/Bargaining%20Bulletin/LRB%20Decision%20B104-2014.pdf

Media Statement from BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) Public Administrator Michael Marchbank regarding the Labour Relations Board decision. http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/Media/00-Media%20Statement-LRB%20Decision%20June%204%202014.pdf

Education Minister Peter Fassbender's statement on possible job escalation. https://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2014/06/minister-of-educations-statement-on-possible-job-escalation.html

MAY 26, 2014

Education Minister Peter Fassbender's statement on the British Columbia Teachers' Federation's rotating strikes.  http://ow.ly/xD6i0

MAY 25, 2014

Information from the Ministry of Education to help clarify what the union’s strike and the employers’ response to the strike might mean to parents and students. http://ow.ly/xD6rZ

Letter from Peter Cameron, Chief Negotiator for the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) to Jim Iker, B.C. Teachers' Federation President regarding teacher involvement with extracurricular and other volunteer activities. http://ow.ly/xD6AR

Information from BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) on the partial lockout regarding extracurricular and other volunteer activities.  http://ow.ly/xD6NL 

MAY 22, 2014

Audio: Peter Cameron, Chief Negotiator for the BC Public School Employers’ Association responds to a BC Teachers' Federation press conference. http://ow.ly/xD74j

Letter from Peter Cameron, Chief Negotiator for the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) to Jim Iker, B.C. Teachers' Federation President  in response to BCTF's decistion to begin rotating strikes. http://ow.ly/xD7jX

MAY 20, 2014

Audio: Education Minister Fassbender discusses British Columbia Teachers' Federation decision to escalate job action. http://ow.ly/xD7r4

MAY 16, 2014

British Columbia Public School Employers' Association’s update on bargaining including an overview of wage demands.http://ow.ly/xD7AU

British Columbia Public School Employers' Association’s review of bargaining including information on the proposal to revise the term of the agreement from a 10-year term to a six-year term and the offer of a $1,200 signing bonus. http://ow.ly/xD7JY 

MAY 15, 2014

Education Minister Peter Fassbender's statement on new incentives to reach an agreement. http://ow.ly/xD7Se

APRIL 17, 2014

Education Minister Peter Fassbender’s statement on BCTF strike notice.http://ow.ly/xDjeG

Peter Cameron, Chief Negotiator for the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) provides his perspective on the current negotiations with the BC Teachers’ Federation and merits of each of the parties’ positions on class size and composition, monetary proposals and the relevance of Justice Griffin’s decision in this round of collective bargaining. http://ow.ly/xDjjs 

MARCH 6, 2014

Two proposals to address class size and teacher workload from the British Columbia Public School Employers' Association and the British Columbia Teachers' Federation  - How do they differ? . http://ow.ly/xDjnp 

MARCH 3, 2014

British Columbia Public School Employers' Association response to British Columbia Teachers' Federation Statements. http://ow.ly/xDjqh

FEBRUARY 26, 2014

Audio - Education Minister Peter Fassbender addresses the media after the announcement by the B.C. Court of Appeal. http://ow.ly/xDjxV

FEBRUARY 25, 2014

Audio - Peter Cameron, chief negotiator for the British Columbia Public School Employers' Association, updates media on bargaining with the British Columbia Teachers' Federation, Feb. 25, 2014. http://ow.ly/xDjWP

Audio - Minister Fassbender discusses British Columbia Teachers' Federation decision to hold a strike vote in March. http://ow.ly/xDjYv

FEBRUARY 4, 2014

Statement - Minister Fassbender's statement on B.C. government's decision to appeal a recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling. http://ow.ly/xDk1R 

Bargaining information for the K-12 sector prior to July, 2013.
Working Together for Students - A proposed framework resource that explores the 10-year agreement with public school teachers, January, 2013. http://ow.ly/xDk6Y

Government appoints public administrator at British Columbia Public School Employers' Association, July 31, 2013. http://ow.ly/xDjJI

Minister Fassbender's statement on next steps in pursuing a 10-year agreement, June 20, 2013.  http://ow.ly/xDjG

Premier Christy Clark announces the review of the teacher bargaining process and sets a goal for a 10-year deal. (With video) Oct. 17, 2012.  http://ow.ly/xDjEm

A proposed framework resource that explores the 10-year agreement with public school teachers. http://ow.ly/xDjAs

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