Restored Language Implementation

...this is what we've been fighting for...

CTA Restored Language

It's back...September a school near you.  Click the image on the left for an overview and the image on the right for all the details:


BCTF Court Challenge 2002-2013

This has been a long fight.  Please click the image below for a summary of the battles from 2002 to 2013:

BCTF Victory at the Supreme Court!

Almost 15 years ago, Education Minister Christy Clark stripped class size and composition and specialist ratios from our contract.  On Thursday, November 10th the issue was settled and the language is being returned to the contract.  Click here to access the webcast of the Supreme Court hearing and/or click the image below for more details.

An Interim Measure:


On January 5, 2017 the BCTF reached agreement with the BC Public School Employers’ Association and government on an interim measure to immediately create more than 1,000 new teaching positions while discussions continue on full restoration of teachers’ unconstitutionally stripped collective agreement language.  Click the button below to access the Jan. 5, 2017 update:

A New Agreement In Committee

On March 3, 2017 a tentative agreement was reached between the BCTF and the employer that, if ratified, fully restores all of the substantive agreement language that was unconstitutionally stripped by Christy Clark in 2002.  This tentative agreement will be put to a province wide ratification vote from March 8-10.  Please click on the buttons below for more details: