K-12 Presidents Council approves provincial framework agreement
September 28, 2018
RICHMOND — The K-12 Presidents Council voted this week to recommend the provincial framework agreement negotiated with the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) in mid-July. Support staff locals will table the provincial framework agreement with their proposals in bargaining with their respective school districts.
“I’d like to thank the provincial bargaining committee for their hard work and dedication that helped us reach this agreement,” said K-12 Presidents Council President Warren Williams. “Support workers in K-12 provide services that students in B.C. schools rely on every day.”
The agreement includes benefit increases and language that helps address workplace issues and includes support for local bargaining.
The current K-12 agreement expires on June 30, 2019. When ratified by Support staff locals and school districts, the provincial agreement will be in effect from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022.
A tentative agreement was reached between the K-12 Provincial Bargaining Committee (“PBC”) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association late Wednesday evening on a provincial framework agreement for K-12 support staff.
“I would like to thank all the members of the PBC for their hard work and perseverance,” said K-12 Presidents’ Council President Warren Williams. “Their professionalism, willingness to work together, and dedication to members in K-12 lead to reaching this tentative agreement.”
Details on the tentative agreement will not be made public until the K-12 Presidents’ Council has the opportunity to meet and review them. If recommended and passed by the K-12 Presidents’ Council, the tentative agreement will form part of local bargaining proposals when locals begin bargaining with their respective districts.
Local 963 Business Manager, Tim De Vivo, is a member of the Provincial Bargaining Committee.
All Local 963 members should have received a letter with a web link to the Provincial Bargaining Survey. For those who prefer a paper copy of the survey, these are available by calling the union office at 604-876-6287. All surveys are due April 16, 2018. Your input is appreciated.