Teacher – Public School Employer Collective Bargaining
BCPSEA manages all three phases of the teacher – public school employer collective bargaining process – preparation, negotiations, and implementation/administration.
The collective agreement between the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) representing the province’s public school teachers, and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) representing the province’s 60 public boards of education, expired on June 30, 2019.
At the close of the mediation session on Friday, August 30, the mediator advised the BCPSEA and BCTF bargaining teams that in his view there are too many outstanding proposals between the parties and further, that both sides have the right to negotiate resolution to those issues. The mediator therefore recommended that the mediation process should pause until September 23, at which time the parties will meet with him again to determine if a path forward can be identified.