||Volume 14, Number 1, September 2001|
Notice to members:
In-dispute lifted in West Vancouver
This is to advise you that as a result of a decision of the Labour Relations Board of British Columbia (LRB), the BCTF Executive Committee has lifted the in-dispute designation related to the "for fee" CHILD program offered by School District 45 (West Vancouver).
In its decision of June 15, 2001, the LRB has ordered the BCTF to:
- rescind the in-dispute designation and to cease and desist from making any such further designation or declaration, and
- communicate to all BCTF members that the in-dispute designation and the refusal to perform the CHILD program work, were held by the LRB to constitute an unlawful strike declaration and strike under the Labour Relations Code.
The LRB decision did not focus on the political concerns to our organization. The decision does not preclude the association or the BCTF from pursuing a continued campaign of political opposition to this program or from pursuing other legal remedies that may be available to us.
Members should contact either the BCTF or the West Vancouver Teachers’ Association if you have more questions on this issue.
– Al Cornes