Where’s the Trust?

With Civic Elections coming up now is the opportune time to request answers from School Board Trustees. Both incoming & incumbent.

With 13 of 60 Districts still withholding pay for the day worked September 19 it is more than reasonable to publicly seek clarification.

While this is most certainly an issue of Teacher rights it goes, to me, much further. The poor decision making being exhibited from every level, Provincial through District, at a time when British Columbia Public Education should be healing & moving forward, is not acceptable.

I urge all Parents, Citizens, Teachers, & Students to take to Twitter, Email, FB & require the decision makers to take responsibility for their actions.

Actions which go against stability in BC Education.


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Labour peace?

Christy swooped in last minute to save & settle the BCPSEA/BCTF dispute. Claiming victory & ‘unprecedented 5 years of Labour Peace’ to all who would listen!

Yet when it comes to ensuring the full terms of the Return to Work Agreement are honoured? Crickets chirping…

13 of 60 British Columbia School Districts are withholding pay for September 19th, the first day back to work, even though that day being fully paid was a key component of the return framework.

Now, at least in Coquitlam, School Boards that have abided by the Provincial level deal are left to find money to pay up.

Another show of priorities, or lack, from Clark.

Christy got her sound bite, she’s moved on.

The Coquitlam school district says it is out approximately $800,000 after it agreed to pay teachers for their first day back to work, even though the provincial government won’t be compensating the district for that day.

Coquitlam board chairwoman Melissa Hyndes said the board decided to pay teachers for the day because it was the right thing to do, even though the board will have to find savings elsewhere in their budget to cover the cost.

When teachers went back to work on Sept. 19 to set up their classrooms after the five-week strike, they were told it would be a paid day. But due to the 60 different collective agreements around the province, in some districts teachers were paid for seven days in September, and in others they were paid for eight.Full article from Tracy Sherlock

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Silence != Golden

After prolonged job action the British Columbia Government, BCPSEA and BCTF reached an agreement that allowed Public Schools to open.

As part of this settlement a Return to Work Agreement (RWA) was signed & ratified that included: “2. Friday will be a paid day”

14 of BCs 60 School Districts refuse to honour the Agreement leaving thousands of Teachers without pay for that day.

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North Vancouver Gets It Right

If you are unfamiliar with the #Sept19 issue you can catch up on this page.

On October 3rd the North Vancouver School District (SD44) & the North Vancouver TeachersAssociation (NVTA) announced that Teachers of the district will be paid for working September 19.

It is heartening to see the collaboration, respect, & desire to start on a positive path.

The announcement:

Unlike 16 School Districts in British Columbia North Vancouver confirms that Public School Teachers will be paid for the work performed on Sept19. As of October 5th 75% of districts are honouring the terms of the BCTF & BCPSEA Return To Work Agreement.

Unlike 15 16 School Districts in British Columbia North Vancouver confirms that Public School Teachers will be paid for the work performed on Sept19.
As of October 5th 75% of districts are honouring the terms of the BCTF & BCPSEA Return To Work Agreement.


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