Contract negotiations continue for BC Teachers

The current BC Teachers collection agreement expires in June.

The BC Teachers Federation and the BCPSEA are in the midst of negotiations, but this week the Kootenay Columbia Teacher Union sent an open letter to MLA Katrine Conroy, expressing some concerns.

Local president Andy Davidoff says the province has tabled language through it's bargaining agent asking for concessions that in essence would result in the loss of services for students.

He calls it a reversal of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision regarding stripped language when it comes to class size and composition.

Davidoff says the letter is a diplomatic request for the cabinet to sit down and take a look, withdraw concessions and get bargaining back on track and fund things in a way that's not going to reduce services for students.

The last contract was signed in 2013.