Petition to support #BCed teachers #BCTF delivered @ChristyClarkBC #bcpoli #yteubc

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Today, we delivered a petition signed by 477 faculty members, librarians, administrators, students, and staff in post-secondary institutions across BC to Premier Christy Clark and Minister Peter Fassbender.

Thanks you to all who signed! Comments made by signatories are extremely insightful and emphasize the widespread support of the teachers / BCTF. We will leave the petition open to reach another goal of 600 signatures.

SIGN THE PETITION TO SUPPORT BC TEACHERS / BCTF

Dear Premier Clark and Minister Fassbender,

We the undersigned, faculty members, librarians, administrators, students, and staff in post-secondary institutions across British Columbia, encourage you to increase your support of public education by recognizing the value of our teachers. We encourage you to demonstrate this recognition by bargaining with the BCTF with an open mind to quickly meeting the teachers’ very fair proposals. The BC Public School Employers’ Association’s (BCPSEA) retaliatory lockout further eroded the teachers’ right to bargain and threatened fair labour practices across the BC public sector. BCTF President Iker argues “It’s time for Premier Christy Clark to provide the employer with new funding that will help bring the two sides closer together on class size, composition, staffing levels for specialist teachers, and wages.” We agree.

Please invest in education and labour by resolving this dispute at the bargaining table rather than through retaliatory lockouts and unrealistic proposals. Please meet the teachers’ most recent proposal for common ground. The teachers, who are the BCTF, and all public sector employees through their unions, deserve a fair, timely process of reaching a collective agreement. Thank you.

3 responses to “Petition to support #BCed teachers #BCTF delivered @ChristyClarkBC #bcpoli #yteubc

  1. STOP YOUR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES CHRISTIE CLARK AND BC LIBERALS! Where’s your integrity. Your manipulations are shameful.
    RESPECT CHARTER RIGHTS!
    STOP WASTING TAXPAYERS MONEY IN APPEALING (AGAIN) SUPREME COURT RULINGS.
    OWN UP TO YOUR GREVIOUS ERRORS WITH YOUR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES THAT VIOLATED THE TEACHER’S CHARTER RIGHTS SINCE 2002!
    I am appalled and outraged at the BC Liberal government.
    I am NEVER voting Liberal again!

  2. I’m pleased and gratifies to see this gesture of solidarity and support from members of the academy from across British Columbia. Perhaps we are not too late to build a better British Columbia after all?

  3. Suzanne Thomaidis

    Christie Clark

    Bc’s vulnerable children in care now children’s education. Why are u so mean to kids.

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