Provincial Bargaining Update #6
June 24, 2022 Thank you to all school support workers
With summer upon us, the K-12 Presidents Council would like to thank all school support workers for their exemplary service through another challenging school year. As the pandemic continues your dedication and professionalism are to be commended.
Thanks to your work, students and families have been able to depend on clean and healthy schools being open and providing high quality public education throughout the school year.
We of course also thank you for your solidarity and support as we’ve been bargaining with the B.C. Public School Employers Association (“BCPSEA”) towards a renewed provincial framework agreement. We thank everyone who helped guide our bargaining proposals by taking part in our provincial bargaining survey, and for all the work being done at the local level to mobilize our members towards fair collective agreements. We also thank our provincial bargaining committee, and all the local bargaining committees too, for their hard work and dedication.
We remain committed to continuing our bargaining with BCPSEA. We recently scheduled dates for a return to provincial bargaining- September 13-15, 2022.
We remain hopeful a provincial framework agreement centred on a fair wage settlement can be reached that reflects the value and importance of our work to students, families, and communities.
In the meantime, K-12 locals are encouraged to continue preparing for local bargaining and building member mobilization efforts in support of our bargaining committees. The provincial bargaining committee continues to work closely with our union allies to achieve fair contracts for all public sector workers, who have been on the front lines serving our province every day the pandemic.