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Vancouver—Topley, BC teacher Jim Iker of the Burns Lake District Teachers Union, has been re-elected for a second one-year term as president of the BC Teachers’ Federation. In addition, First Vice-President Glen Hansman from Vancouver Elementary and Second Vice-President Teri Mooring from Quesnel have also been re-elected to continue in their respective positions. Together, the three teachers will continue to lead the 41,000-member BCTF through the current round of negotiations and in all other areas of the Federation’s work. 

“BC teachers are committed to reaching a fair and reasonable deal at the negotiating table,” BCTF President Jim Iker said today. “The 700 teacher delegates at the BCTF Annual General Meeting once again affirmed our leadership approach and bargaining goal; a fair deal for teachers that also provides better support for our students. That means a reasonable wage increase and improvements to class size, composition, and specialist staffing levels within the collective agreement.”  

Also elected to serve as Members-at-Large on the BCTF Executive Committee were:  

Carole Gordon, Kelowna 
Karen Langenmaier, Comox
Norm Sabourin, Boundary
James Sanyshyn, Burnaby  

They join current Members-at-Large David Komljenovic (Kamloops Thompson), Gail Chaddock-Costello (Langley), Paul Steer (Delta), and Teresa Grandinetti (Coquitlam). 

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For more information, contact Rich Overgaard, BCTF media relations officer, at 604-871-1881 (office) or 604-340-1959 (cell).