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Judicial Council Complaints

The Judicial Council consists of a chairperson and 18 other members, who are all elected by the BCTF Representative Assembly.

The Judicial Council is charged with implementing the Code of Ethics and establishing procedures which are consistent with the principles of due process and natural justice.

It considers and deals with complaints of alleged breaches of the Code of Ethics, or conduct harmful or prejudicial to the interests of the Federation.

Complaints of a possible breach of the Code of Ethics by a member, or of conduct harmful or prejudicial to the interests of the Federation, may be submitted by any person having a legitimate interest in the complaint and not having available a more appropriate recourse.

The focus of the council is also to educate members regarding the Code of Ethics. The first emphasis is at all times to explore means of assisting, educating, and maintaining professional relationships.

Individual members can file complaints directly to the BCTF in most cases. However, the procedures for dealing with allegations of violations of a BCTF Collective Strategies or Strikes/Lockouts are slightly different. In those cases, individual members must direct their complaint to the local executive committee who will then decide how to proceed with the complaint.

What you should know

  • Summary of Strikes/Lockouts and Collective Strategies Procedure

  • Complaint Deadlines

  • Summary of Member to Member Complaint Procedure

Steps to file a complaint

  • 1. Confirm you are eligible

  • 2. Decide on a process

  • 3. Proceed with your complaint

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