Teachers want local bargaining, more money, more prep time

  • Feb. 9, 2011 3:00 p.m.

BC teachers’ collective agreement is expiring this year, and local school trustees got a briefing recently on some of the issues likely to come up in negotiations. Sk’aadgaa Naay teacher Leighann Rodger told trustees at the Jan. 25 school board meeting that negotiations will probably open around the end of March. The BC Teachers’ Federation would like bargaining to move back to the local level, Ms Rodger said. Teachers would also like higher salaries, to keep up with their counterparts in other provinces, and more preparation time. Ms Rodger showed trustees charts and tables that compared BC teacher wages and amount of prep time with those in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. “BC teacher salaries are falling behind,” she said. Teacher salaries in this district, according to the BCTF, can range from $47,678 to $84,329, depending on years of experience and qualifications.

Just Posted

Queen Charlotte faces housing crisis, targets short-term rentals

Council drops residency requirement for short-term rentals after significant opposition

Update: North Beach clam harvest closed due to PSP biotoxin

Marine biotoxin results in closure for all bivalve harvesting from Wiah Point to Rose Spit

In Pictures: Rock the Plank! brings in the booty

Pirate-themed skate party raises $2,500 for new Masset Skate Society

Haida Gwaii fishing grounds are key to survival of northern resident killer whales: DFO

Plan marks waters from Langara to Rose Spit as critical habitat for northern resident killer whales

Masset suggests a simpler structure for Gwaii Trust

Change would parallel existing municipal, regional district representation for non-Haida communities

BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies

The torch in the Cowichan Valley has been extinguished as Fort St. John gets ready to host the 2020 BC Winter Games

Police confirm girl, 8 others injured in Toronto shooting; shooter dead

Paramedics said many of the victims in Danforth, including a child, were rushed to trauma centres

Why do they do it? Coaches guide kids to wins, personal bests at the BC Games

Behind the 2,300 B.C. athletes are the 450 coaches who dedicate time to help train, compete

Government sets full-time salary range for Justin Trudeau’s nanny

At its top range, the order works out to a rate of $21.79 per hour, assuming a 40-hour work week

Lower Mainland teams battle for baseball gold at BC Games

Vancouver Coastal squeaked out a 3-2 win against Fraser Valley

The Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw people signed an agreement-in-principle with the B.C. government

The signing ceremony, at the Eliza Archie Memorial School, was 25 years in the making

ZONE 8: Williams Lake’s Gabby Knox is a 2nd-generation BC Games competitor

Both parents competed in softball, but Knox is making waves in the pool

Canada to resettle dozens of White Helmets and their families from Syria

There are fears the volunteers would become a target for government troops

Francesco Molinari wins British Open at Carnoustie

It is his first win at a major and the first by an Italian

Most Read