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February 21, 2012PDF file; Acrobat Reader required. PDF format 

BCTF calls for a LRB mediator


 More information on MyBCTF portal  

The BCTF has applied for a LRB mediator in an attempt to resolve the current bargaining situation. 

The BCTF had three meetings with Trevor Hughes, the government staff fact-finder, who will report on February 23 to the labour minister. 

The fact-finder’s only task is to answer: “Can the parties come to a voluntary settlement?” We are worried the report could provide the government with an excuse to legislate and impose a contract. 

Sign up for e-mail and member portal 

The BCTF needs to promptly convey urgent information to members. Member portal sign-up is easy. At click on “BCTF Member Portal,” then click “first time here?” enter your name and either your BCTF six-digit ID or your district name and employee number. Choose a password (and remember it). For assistance call: 604-871-2119 or 1-800-663-9163, local 2119, or e-mail

Teachers remain committed to doing everything possible to reach a negotiated settlement despite the nearly 80 fruitless bargaining sessions so far. BCPSEA and government, on the other hand, refuse to waiver from their net-zero position. We will continue to work at the bargaining table, and will continue to reach out to British Columbians with our message of restoring funding and services to meet the needs of BC students and teachers.

New on the portal 

  • Your Union Cares for You (BCTF Services and Resources)
  • What is Your BC Education Plan (member-only discussion forum) 

Staff Representatives: Please circulate to your colleagues and encourage portal sign-up. An iPad will be awarded shortly to a signed-up member.