Editor: So the B.C. government is appealing the two court rulings which decided in favour of the teachers being able to determine what the class sizes and mix should be.
The government’s argument is that it has the right to do what it wants without negotiation, regardless of any existing contract. Basically their argument is: “Yes, we put it in the contract but we didn’t mean it.”
In other words, they lied. How can you negotiate in good faith with politicians like that? How does the BCTF think they can have meaningful binding arbitration with politicians that lie?
I would feel better if the BCTF had much more input into deciding how tax dollars are spent on education, rather than just a merry-go-round of deceitful politicians.