BCPSEA, BCTF, Ministry of Education, PAC News & Events, SD48, Teacher strike

August 29, 2014 – Letter to Parents from SD48


Dear Parents:

We know you are all anxiously awaiting a resolution the the current labour dispute.  No news yet but we do have an update from SD48 Superintendent of Schools Lisa McCullough.  Please click on the link below to download the pdf.

PDF DOWNLOAD:  140929_Aug 29 2014 Letter to Parents

We will do our best to keep this page updated as we get more info.  


BCPSEA, BCTF, PAC News & Events, SD48

Year End Procedures Update

Important updates regarding year end procedures due to the labour dispute between the BCPSEA and the BCTF.

The following pdf document was released by School District 48 on Monday June 23rd and includes important updates regarding year end procedures due to the labour dispute between the BCPSEA and the BCTF.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD:  SD48 June 23 2014 Letter to Parents

Specific to students at Signal Hill Elementary:

“Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 7) Final Report Cards
The recent ESO was limited to the provision of final marks for Grades 10 to 12 students. However, many of our teachers had already completed their full or condensed report cards prior to the June 16th, 2014 walk out. As such, some of our Kindergarten to grade 7 students will receive a version of a year-end report card. All other students will receive a letter from the school principal indicating their promotion statement and reiterating that their year-end progress information will be provided in some format following the labour
dispute. Your school principal will contact you to outline your school’s report distribution process. We are hoping to have any reports ready for distribution between Monday, June 30, 2014 and Friday, July 4, 2014.
We realize how important reporting is to parents. If you do not receive a Report Card, your principal will inform you as soon as we are able to have teachers confirm each child’s year end information.”



BCCPAC, BCPSEA, Press Release

Assistant Depty Minister to Report on Teachers’ Talks

For Immediate Release
Feb. 9, 2012

Ministry of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government

Assistant deputy minister to report on teachers’ talks

VICTORIA – Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government Minister
Margaret MacDiarmid has instructed the assistant deputy minister of
industrial relations to report on the likelihood of a negotiated
settlement between the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC
Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA).

The minister appointed Trevor Hughes to inquire into the dispute in
response to a request from Education Minister George Abbott. Hughes
has been with the labour ministry since October 2008 after gaining
16 years of direct collective bargaining and labour relations
experience in the broader public sector. The industrial relations
division of the ministry monitors and, when requested, offers
assistance in collective bargaining disputes that impact the public

Hughes will meet with the parties over the next two weeks and
provide a report to MacDiarmid by Thursday, Feb. 23.


Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government Margaret
MacDiarmid –

“Minister Abbott has asked for and I have agreed to seek an expert
assessment of whether or not the parties will be able to reach a
negotiated settlement. During this process, I encourage the union
and the employers’ association to continue working towards an
agreement and hope they can reach a resolution to this matter on
their own.”


Melody Wey
Ministry of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government
250 508-5030

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