Mediator David Schaub presented his Report and Recommendations for Settlement Between the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation to the parties on November 1. The mediator provided clear direction that the details of the report remain confidential and asked that both parties advise him by the end of day Friday, November 8, 2019 whether their respective executives would make a recommendation to their members to endorse the recommendations for settlement contained in his report.
Statement from BCPSEA Board Chair Alan Chell
The Mediator’s Recommendations for Settlement: At a Glance
BCPSEA, representing the province's 60 public boards of education, and the BC Teachers' Federation, representing BC's public school teachers, commenced collective bargaining for a renewed Provincial Collective Agreement (PCA) on February 19, 2019. The current PCA expired on June 30, 2019.
In an effort to move the parties toward meaningful and productive discussions, BCPSEA applied to the Labour Relations Board to appoint a mediator and the BCTF agreed to participate in mediation.
The parties met with the assistance of the mediator on five dates in July and will resume meeting on August 21 with further dates set for August 22, and 23, and the week of August 26.
The mediator requested - and BCPSEA is respecting - a media blackout while the mediation process is underway.
Unionized Support Staff
BCPSEA and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) K-12 Presidents' Council, along with representatives of the K-12 public education sector's other support staff unions, achieved a Provincial Framework Agreement (PFA) in 2018... Learn More