After the votes were put in, the new collective agreement was passed by teachers with a 98 percent lead. Currently, approximately 300,000 public sector employees – 90% – are covered by preliminary or ratified agreements under B.C`s sustainable services negotiating mandate. The following pay scales reflect the salary increases of the six-year collective agreement (from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2019) between bctf and BCPSEA (including the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD)) which were as follows: 1 September 2014 – 2.0%; January 1, 2015 – 1.25%; May 1, 2016 – BD – 0.45%; July 1, 2016 – 1.00%; May 1, 2017 – BD – 0.35%; July 1, 2017 – 0.50%; 1 May 2018 – ESD 0.40% + 1.00%; July 1, 2018 – 0.50%; 1 May 2019 – ESD – 0.75% + 1.00%. B.C. Teachers have ratified a new three-year contract that allows for general increases of 2% per year. The agreement was reached with a mediator after more than a year of negotiations between the association and B.C. Public School Employers Association, which represents the province. READ MORE: Breach of contract for B.C teachers. Since the union announces a preliminary agreement also provides for a one per cent increase in 2020 to the upper echelon of the teachers` salary scale The Education Council for the #33 School District (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): July 1, 2019 – 2.0% (to be paid retroactively); July 1, 2020 – 2.0% (plus an additional 1% for members at the top of their grid); July 1, 2021 – 2.0% (plus members of the first year of work who accept a contract start at the second stage of their payroll). “What we were able to do was take the contract and make it a little more attractive to new teachers.” BCPSEA manages the three phases of the collective bargaining process between teachers and public schools (school district) – preparation, negotiation and implementation/administration. The agreement was voted on online over a three-day period, as current events prohibited teachers from meeting in schools or local district offices. The agreement includes more than 45,000 teachers represented by the BCTF, who provide education to students in the province`s 60 school districts. After three days and nights of online voting, 98 percent of public school teachers agreed to the new contract, according to the B.C.
Teachers Federation. VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – B.C. Teachers have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the province. The union was concerned about overall salaries and the recruitment of teachers in remote areas of the province and areas with a high cost of living. In a press release, the BC government said members of the BC Public School Employers` Association (BCPSEA) and the BC Teachers` Federation (BCTF) had ratified an agreement as part of the government`s negotiating mandate for sustainable services. 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. The agreement negotiated with the help of a mediator provides that the Mediator has set meeting dates for the parties for 27 and 28 February 2020, and other meeting dates are set for March. The two sides reached a provisional agreement at the end of March. Teachers were not in the classroom due to the persistent coronavirus pandemic, but they were still working. The agreement includes more than 45,000 teachers represented by the B.C. Teachers Federation. The contract is retroactive until 1 July 2019 and expires on 30 June 2022.
Recent negotiations between the province and the teachers` union have been a challenge. The union said 31,838 members out of 45,000 voted against the deal with 751. From time to time, local institutions and the district agree to changes in the language of collective agreements, formalized through letters of agreement (LOUs). .