After months of negotiations and job actions that affected report cards and extra-curricular activities, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the provincial government have reached a tentative one-year deal.
B.C. Education Minister George Abbott said in a statement Tuesday night that the agreement is consistent with the government’s net-zero mandate.
According to Abbott, the agreement sets out improved language to manage leave provisions and both sides have agreed to further discuss improvements on key policy issues, he said.
BCTF president Susan Lambert said in a statement that the federation was “compelled into this process under threat of huge fines and further punitive legislation.”
The agreement is set to expire on June 30, 2013.
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