News

Teachers mark a ‘dark day’

Teachers in District 69 (Oceanside) joined counterparts across the province Friday marking the 10th anniversary of Bills 27 and 28.

Calling it “A dark day for public education in B.C.” teachers wore black on January 28 to mark the anniversary of the passage of the bills they said ripped up teachers’ collective agreements and eliminated provisions protecting class size, class composition and services to students with special needs.

“Over a single weekend in January 2002, the BC Liberals wiped out decades of advocacy and sacrifice by teachers and launched a decade of cutbacks, school closures, and untold damage to teaching and learning conditions,” said BCTF president Susan Lambert in a news release.

In April 2011, the BC Supreme Court found the bills to be unconstitutional and invalid, but there has been no provincial change in response.

“B.C. teachers are sending a message to government that it’s time to respect bargaining rights and come to the table to reach a fair and reasonable agreement with teachers,” she said.

 

writer@pqbnews.com

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Talk abounds on the Englishman
 
Campbell River SPCA is back in business
 
Happy Valentine’s Day personified
COASTAL LIVING: Chateau Wolff vineyard finds new owners
 
Lights set to twinkle on Cowichan waters
 
Biker suffers leg injuries during crash with Honda CRV
Lest we forget: vets urge all to remember sacrifice
 
Cannery Brewing on the move
 
B.C. cities demand greater oil pipeline scrutiny, safety

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.