Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Court sides with B.C. teachers on their ability to negotiate class size

The B.C. Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a provincial law that denied teachers the right to bargain class size and class composition.
In a decision released today, Justice Sandra Griffin sided with the B.C. Teachers' Federation (BCTF) in finding that the Liberal government trampled teachers' rights nine years ago when it passed legislation limiting their bargaining power and significantly reducing their ability to influence their working conditions.