Teachers, province reach agreement

  • Jul. 3, 2006 3:00 p.m.

Teachers in the province have reached an agreement with Victoria, meaning it’s likely they will not strike this fall.
The BC Teachers’ Federation and the province have agreed on a 16-percent compensation package that extends to 2011 and includes a 12-percent wage increase and a .5-percent increase for teaching in rural and remote areas.
When ratified, the agreement will be the first negotiated settlement between the two since province-wide bargaining began twelve years ago.
The deal was reached before the provincial deadline of June 30, so each teacher will get a $3,700 bonus if they ratify the agreement.