Collective Bargaining 2022

BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) is the accredited bargaining agent for the province’s 60 boards of education for unionized teaching staff. The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is the certified bargaining agent for BC’s public school teachers.

The Provincial Collective Agreement between BCPSEA and the BCTF expires on June 30, 2022.

Bargaining for a renewed Provincial Collective Agreement for teachers began on March 15, 2022.

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

Updates

May 18, 2022

All initial proposals from BCPSEA and BCTF have been tabled. Discussions on these proposals are underway. There is a collegial tone at the table as we take the time to understand the purpose of each proposal.

Negotiations will continue on tabled proposals. We anticipate bargaining three times a week until the end of the school year.

April 14, 2022

BCPSEA and the BCTF commenced bargaining on March 15, 2022, and we have been meeting regularly since. We are still in the process of exchanging initial bargaining proposals. Good progress has been made, with most proposals now exchanged. We appreciate the collegial nature of the table.

This week we are concluding the initial exchange of proposals. Notices to end practice (estoppels) will be served by April 28, 2022.

There are no bargaining sessions planned for next week; however, we generally plan on maintaining a three day a week bargaining schedule through to June 30, 2022.