Vancouver Teachers Collective Agreement

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. BCPSEA manages the three phases of the collective bargaining process between teachers and public schools (school district) – preparation, negotiation and implementation/administration. At this point is the only available version of BCPSEA`s new 2019-22 collective agreement. VSTA is currently in the process of merging our national language with the provincial collective agreement. We will provide the merged version as soon as possible. Sometimes an administrator (AO) may ask an on-demand teacher to cover another class instead of having the preparation time that the person they teach for was entitled to. This can be deplorable depending on your local collective agreement. You must inform the VSTA office that such a request has been made. If you have any doubts or questions about the requests that an AO asks, you should contact the VSTA office. After more than 50 negotiating meetings and in an effort to engage the parties in useful and productive discussions, BCPSEA asked the Labour Relations Council (LRB) in June to appoint a mediator.

The LRB appointed David Schaub as mediator and the parties continued to meet in July and August with the support of Mr Schaub and met 69 times in total since the start of negotiations until 1 October 2019. . In a statement issued on November 8, BCPSEA Board Chairman Alan Chell said the “BCPSEA Board of Directors”. BCPSEA`s Board of Directors was surprised and disappointed when it was informed that BCTF`s Board of Directors had rejected the Mediator`s settlement recommendations and would not present them for a vote by BCTF members. From our perspective, this is a missed opportunity to work with the Mediator to create a way forward. As BCPSEA has not yet made progress at the table, BCPSEA asked the Ombudsman on 1 October to submit a report under section 74(5) of the Labour Relations Act concerning negotiations between BCPSEA and BCTF for a renewed provincial collective agreement. The Ombudsman has now set meeting dates for the parties for 27 and 28 February 2020 and further meeting dates are set for March. The Board of School Trustees of School District No. 39 (Vancouver) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 15, 2019 July 01-2022 June 30 Mediator David Schaub left the parties some concepts to consider and hinted that he would contact the parties in the new year to determine the availability of a meeting.

BCPSEA and BCTF met on 10 and 11 December with mediator David Schaub and discussed with the aim of identifying topics that the parties would discuss next year. LOU #17 – Memorandum of Understanding – Schedule A – School District #39 (Vancouver) When the CCS decision fell on November 10, 2016, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was triggered #17, forcing the parties to meet and negotiate the restoration of our language. The Ombudsman`s recommendations for comparison: At a glance Collective agreements are available in PDF format. . . .