The Collective Agreement: What’s in it for New Teachers?
A number of issues arise in our employment years. Some may affect our work life and some may affect our personal life. It’s important for all teachers to understand their professional rights and obligations under the Collective Agreement(s). Did you know that BCTF members work under 60 different collective agreements? Some of the language is common provincial language and other language was locally bargained and differs from one local to another. If you have questions about job postings and filling processes, seniority, evaluations, maternity leaves, parental leaves, staff meetings, etc.