Welcome news

"The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada... was very welcome news."

It is encouraging to learn that the meetings between the BCTF and its employers, BCPSEA, are off to a positive start. (B.C. Teachers, Employers Laud Positive Start to Negotiations) The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada that prompted these negotiations was very welcome news to thousands of retired public school teachers. Those who retired between 2001 and 2016 are keenly aware of the unlawful deprivations visited upon public schools by the illegal stripping of collective agreement provisions by BC Liberal governments led by both Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark. For the past 15 years, public school teachers have worked tirelessly to hold those governments to account while all the time giving the best support possible to thousands of students under extremely difficult circumstances. Kudos to all public school teachers, retired and active, for their determination and resilience. We look forward to the restoration of hard won provisions along with a return to legitimate negotiations.

Patricia Clough, President of the B.C. Retired Teachers’ Association

Just Posted

Fernie in last stages of cleanup from damages caused by ammonia leak

Community memorial service in the works for 3 victims of Fernie Memorial Arena ammonia leak

Evacuation order rescinded

Residents of nearby homes able to return after six days

WATCH: Steps being made to extract ammonia, say experts

City workers and family members spoke to media today

Evacuation remains in effect for residents near arena

Community pulling together to help those who have been out of their homes for over three days

UPDATED: Hydro lines down near Moyie

Hydro lines affecting traffic on Highway 3 south of Moyie.

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

B.C. NDP convention set for Victoria

Premier, federal leader Jagmeet Singh to add energy

B.C. school trustee calls LGBTQ school program ‘weapon of propaganda’

Chilliwack’s Barry Neufeld published the comments on his Facebook page

B.C. couple hope boat drone becomes first to cross Atlantic

Colin and Julie Angus of Victoria to have drone collect environmental data en route

B.C. casino accused of illegal activity follows rules: operator

B.C. had launched review after concerns about money laundering at River Rock casino in Richmond

Opponents of LGBTQ program to file human rights complaint against Surrey School District

District denied Parents United Canada right to rent Bell Performing Arts Centre for rally next month

Ex-employee describes alleged sexual assault by B.C. city councillor

Complainant was a teen during the alleged 1992 incident

Amazon gets 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

Submissions were due last week. Online retailer has said tax breaks and grants would be factors

Justin Timberlake invited back to Super Bowl halftime show

A ‘wardrobe malfunction’ with Janet Jackson caused a national controversy during his last appearance

Most Read