Information and Insight:
Public Education Human Resources

Bargaining Structure - An Area Well-Studied

Commissions and Inquiries

Korbin Report - Commission of Inquiry into the Public Service and Public Sector (Judi Korbin, June 1993)



Resource/Discussion Papers: Teachers

Teacher-Public School Employer Collective Bargaining in BC : Historical Perspectives (2006)

Teacher Collective Bargaining The First Round of Provincial Bargaining: The BC Experience (2001)

Seeking a Resolution...Reflecting on the State of Teacher Collective Bargaining (January 2002)

Lessons to Learn and a Course to Chart: Bargaining Structures, Relationships, and Experiences (Part 1 of 3, June 2012)

Well, Now That You Asked: Teacher-Public School Employer Bargaining Structure Discussion Resource (Part 2 of 3, October 2012)

Making Reasoned Choices: Teacher-Public School Employer Bargaining Structure Options and Alternatives Discussion Resource (Part 3 of 3, December 2012)

Teacher-Public School Employer Collective Bargaining 2013: Getting to the Table (February 2013)

Teacher-Public School Employer Collective Bargaining 2013: A New Approach in Challenging Times (February 2013)

The Pursuit of a Long-term Agreement: Teacher Bargaining Framework 2013 (July 2013)

Teacher Bargaining Framework 2013 and the Current Teacher-Public School Employer Bargaining Model (July 2013)

Resource/Discussion Papers: Support Staff

Support Staff Collective Bargaining in the K-12 Public Education Sector - Is there a Case for Structural Change? (May 2001) 

Support Staff Collective Bargaining in the K-12 Public Education Sector - The BC Experience (June 2001)

Resource/Discussion Papers: Employment in Public Education

A Question of Alternatives: Avoiding and Resolving Collective Bargaining Impasses

Teacher Collective Bargaining in BC: Bargaining Scope — Why We Bargain What We Bargain

Teacher-Public School Employer Collective Bargaining in BC: Historical Perspectives

A Case of First Instance: Essential Service

Jurisdictional Workforce Assessment (2008-2009) 

Perspectives in Practice

Perspectives in Practice are a series of briefing notes to promote discussion on select employment matters at issue in the K-12 public education sector. Each Perspectives in Practice ends with a question to get the conversation started. Let us know what you think at contact.us@bcpsea.bc.ca

The Organization of Schools, Legislation, the BC Supreme Court, and Now What
L’organisation des écoles, la législation, la Cour suprême de la Colombie-Britannique, et quoi maintenant

Employment in Transformational Times — or Change as Usual?
L’emploi dans une période transformationnelle – ou des changements comme d’habitude?

Teacher Professional Development: A Question of Development, Growth and Currency
Développement professionnel des enseignants : Une question de développement, de croissance et d’actualisation

Continuing the Discussion of Professional Growth, Development and Currency
Développement professionnel des enseignants : Une question de développement, de croissance et d’actualisation

Employee assessment in public education: Integrating roles, responsibilities and development
L’évaluation de l’employé en éducation publique : intégration des rôles, responsabilités et développement

Professional Autonomy: Discretion and Responsibility in K-12 Public Education 
Autonomie professionnelle: Discrétion et responsabilité en éducation publique de la maternelle à la 12e année

References and Resources

2012

Conflict Without Compromise, The Case of Public Sector Teacher Bargaining in British Columbia, by Professor Sara Slinn, Osgood Hall Law School.

2011

October 13

Information Update No. 5: BC Supreme Court Rejects BCTF Application for Clarification

Attachment: BC Supreme Court Decision on BCTF Application for Clarification

October 5

Bargaining, Options, and Moving Forward

September 9


September 6

Backgrounder: Collective Bargaining between the BC Public School Employers' Association and the BC Teachers' Federation

August 11

Information Update No. 3: Bills 27/28: Government/BCTF Consultation Process


July 7

Information Update No. 2: Bills 27/28: Government/BCTF Consultation Process
Government Presentation to the BCTF - Bills 27/28

June 3

For the Record No. 2011-04 - Responses to BCTF and Local Association Statements re BCPSEA Proposals

June 3

Information Update: Bills 27/28: Government/BCTF Consultation Process

May 29

For the Record No. 2011-03 - BC teachers consider holding June strike vote 

May 28

Backgrounder: Teacher Salaries

Discussion Paper - Teacher Compensation 2011: Context and Considerations

April 15

Frequently Asked Questions - BC Supreme Court Decision in Bills 27 and 28

April 13

BC Supreme Court Issues Decision in BCTF Challenge to Bills 27 and 28
Supreme Court decision re Bills 27 and 28

February 24

The Class Size Story 64K pdf

2010

November 22

Bills 27 and 28 in the Courts Chronology 71K pdf

January 8

The Foundation Skills Assessment: The Anatomy of a Policy Dispute in a Labour Relations Context 104K pdf

The BCCPAC FSA Information Kit for Parents 153K pdf

Document d’information 106K pdf

2009

August 24

Arbitration Award: Bill 33 — Class Size and Composition, 2006-07 and 2007-08 School Years 41K pdf

January 20

School Act and Regulation Class Size and Composition 74K pdf

January 14

Philosophy, Politics, or a Combination of Both: The Foundation Skills Assessment and the Battle Over Testing 157K pdf

2008

September 25

DART (District Assessment of Reading)