The Vancouver Sun

January 17, 2012. 1:52 pm • Section: Report Card

Finally the B.C. Teachers’ Federation has revealed what sort of salary increase it wants in a new collective agreement: 15 per cent over three years.

That would include a three-per cent wage hike each year to cover cost-of-living increases and a three-per-cent market adjustment in the second and third year to bring B.C. salaries more in line with those offered in Alberta and Ontario.

The total cost of the wage increase plus proposed improvements in benefits and prep time would be about $300 million in the first year, BCTF president Susan Lambert told a news conference Tuesday before tabling the proposal at the bargaining table. That’s far less than the $2 billion cost cited earlier by the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, she added.

There would be an additional $130 million cost in years two and three.

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By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun

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