TOPIC: B.C. TEACHERS
B.C. labour minister reflects on a year of strike disruption amid cost-of-living crisis
B.C. Labour Minister Harry Bains says cost-of-living struggles have prompted discussions for workers, businesses and governments alike. He joined CBC's The Early Edition on Labour Day to discuss what can be learned from the year's labour disputes, and the challenges that lie ahead.
B.C. teachers set for big pay bump after reaching tentative contract agreement with province
After more than six months of negotiations, the B.C. Public School Employers' Association announced on Monday that it has reached a tentative contract agreement with the B.C. Teachers' Federation.
N.S. lawmakers hear how a Dartmouth teacher used CPR training to save young student
Sofia Gouthro considers her elementary school vice-principal Rebecca Stickings as her "angel" for having kept her alive long enough for paramedics to restart her heart 18 months ago.
B.C. teacher disciplined after taking Grade 6 students for snack runs in her car, letting them ride unbuckled
An elementary school teacher in northern B.C. has received a one-day suspension of her teaching certificate after taking several students for snack runs in her car, leaving some unbuckled as there weren't enough seatbelts in the vehicle.
B.C. teachers worry back-to-school plan needs more time
The province announced Wednesday that most B.C. students from kindergarten to Grade 12 will return to class full time in September, but some teachers say they need more time to prepare.
2 B.C. teachers fired for having sex with recent high school graduates
In the last eight days, B.C.'s regulator for educators has announced the firing of two teachers who admitted to having sex with former students just weeks after their graduation from high school.
B.C. schoolchildren create adorable versions of famous artworks
When elementary school teacher Sara Fox whipped together an online art project for her students earlier this month, she had no idea what the response would be.
B.C. teachers moonlight as filmmakers to connect with students using technology and humour
From virtual choir practices to homemade music videos, these educators are going above and beyond to reach out and let their students know they are missed and supported during the pandemic.
B.C. teachers agree to new contract with provincial government
Teachers in B.C. have voted to approve a new, three-year collective agreement with the provincial government.
'Insulting' Facebook comments about Islam and other religions earn B.C. teacher a reprimand
A Vancouver high school teacher has been disciplined for writing "intemperate and insulting comments" about religion on a Facebook post advertising open houses at B.C. mosques.
B.C. teacher loses job after lying about previous discipline for putting student in headlock
A B.C. teacher who repeatedly lied about his disciplinary history on employment applications has lost his job and had his licence suspended for two months.
Nunavut not the only place struggling to recruit N.L. teachers, says association head
President of teacher's association says fewer N.L. teachers are heading north for jobs.
1 month into school year, union says still too few teachers in B.C. classrooms
“Students are upset, it’s certainly causing a lot of reasonable angst for our members and parents and guardians certainly have the right to be concerned about this too,” BCTF president says.
Ministry of Education ignored warnings about South Korean school closure
A series of anonymous emails sent to B.C.'s Ministry of Education were ignored for months, teachers at a prestigious South Korean school say, leaving them to face deportation and permanently marred travel documents, with no warning.
South Korea closes B.C. school: 14 teachers caught in 'bureaucratic nightmare'
South Korean immigration officials are forcing the closure of an international B.C. school and ordering 14 teachers, certified by the province, to leave the country for a year.
B.C. teacher loses certificate after 'hookup' attempt with student online
A teacher in eastern B.C. is no longer certified to work in the province after he admitted to hitting on a student on a dating app.
Michael Holbrook suspended over insensitive topless sailor posters
A Delta teacher has been disciplined for using classroom computers and printers to create insensitive posters that he then distributed in the lead up to a day intended to educate students about LGBT issues.
Teachers court loss a win for students with special needs: advocate Faith Bodnar
A ruling from B.C.'s Court of Appeal that states class size and composition shouldn't be part of labour negotiations is being called a victory by the head of an organization that advocates for people with developmental disabilities.
Christy Clark says teachers court ruling opportunity to ease tension
B.C. premier Christy Clark is calling a B.C. court ruling on teachers' bargaining rights an opportunity to work on the strained relationship between the provincial government and the B.C. Teachers Federation.
B.C. teachers court loss disappointing for some parents
Some parent groups are disappointed with Thursday's court ruling which sided with the province against the B.C. Teacher's Federation.
B.C. teachers wait for court ruling on class size bargaining rights
B.C.'s highest court will deliver the latest ruling on the lengthy dispute over class sizes between the B.C. Teachers' Federation and the provincial government on Thursday.
B.C. teachers' strike: Vince Ready declares an impasse
The veteran mediator leaves the negotiations he joined Thursday
Iker challenges Fassbender to get to mediation
BCTF president Jim Iker called on the government to make mediation happen starting Monday
Teachers return to picket lines Monday
With just over a week left before the school year is supposed to start, teachers are continuing strike action with rotating pickets
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