Tag Archives: BCTF

This weeks column for 24 Hrs Vancouver: Union proposal a fair one to settle this debacle.

Last Friday, British Columbia Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker called for the province to agree to binding arbitration to reach a resolution in the ongoing dispute with the government. Iker proposed that all matters of compensation, benefits and preparation time … Continue reading

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Poll: Do you agree with the BCTF’s call for binding arbitration?

  One vote per visitor, repeat votes have been blocked.

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An open letter to the parents of BC on the ongoing teachers dispute

This letter was sent to me this morning by a parent in Surrey who has been very involved in the school system for a very long time, with hopes that it will assist other parents in understanding part of what’s … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BCTF fights for teachers, kids.

This week, Brent and I address an issue often commented about on social media. Brent presents this week, and this is my response to him: This week’s topic: Should B.C. teachers remain unionized? It’s more than a bit ironic that … Continue reading

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‘What teachers make’ ~ Taylor Mali

Word. -the  slam really starts at about the 56 second mark for those at work :)

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My column for 24Hrs Vancouver this week: Ministry Meddling is letting kids fall through cracks.

I’d like to start this week by offering congratulations to Brent on our one year anniversary of writing the Duel. When Brent pointed out that our first Duel had been a debate over the merits of a 10-year deal between … Continue reading

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This weeks column for The Duel, 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Liberal Legislation to blame for education disruptions

The winner of the last duel on the Site C Dam was Laila with 74%. This week’s topic: As the B.C. teachers dispute escalates, which side is responsible for the disruption in student learning? While the BC Teachers’ Federation and … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Teachers should be praised for trying to fix broken classrooms

The winner of last week’s duel on civil disobedience was Laila with 67%. This week’s topic: Did the strike vote by B.C. teachers help or hurt their cause? As results came in last week for the B.C. Teachers’ Federation strike … Continue reading

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A must read by Les Leyne

Government conned parents and kids “It’s a tale of a government secretly wanting to provoke a strike that year for political reasons. There are always cynics who read political motives into big public labour disputes. But it’s startling to see … Continue reading

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Premier’s meddling derailed respectful tone of current negotiations

This week,I welcomed Brent Stafford to the Duel as we take on the question : Is a 10-year deal with the teachers’ union good for B.C.? This week, I’d like to welcome Brent Stafford to the Duel, and wish him … Continue reading

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