BCPSEA is the accredited bargaining agent for the province’s 60 public boards of education. The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is the certified bargaining agent for BC’s public school teachers. Local matters are negotiated at the school district level, while compensation and other provincial matters - including all cost items - are bargained by BCPSEA and the BCTF at the provincial level.

The current Teacher Collective Agreement between BCPSEA and BCTF is for the term July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022.

2022 Provincial Collective Bargaining

Bargaining for the renewed Teacher Collective Agreement began on March 15, 2022.

Teacher collective bargaining has a two-tier bargaining process: provincial and local.

For the 2022 bargaining round, local teacher bargaining occurred first. Local bargaining tables ran from November 1, 2021 to March 4, 2022, at which time they concluded.

For further information about 2022 collective bargaining in the K-12 sector please see Collective Bargaining 2022 - Backgrounder - Process and Timeline.