Monday, October 31, 2022

Significant pay bump on the way for BC Teachers, if contract agreement is ratified

Public school teachers in Prince Rupert and across BC are on the
cusp of a new three year labour deal according to the BCTF

There seemingly be labour peace in the education sector for the next three years, with the BC Government and BCTF coming to terms on a deal that the teachers' union says will make for some significant pay gains for British Columbia teachers, taking them to the top of the national pay scale.

The BCTF advised its members today of the success at the bargaining table, breaking down the deal further through a social media thread that provides some key elements of the labour agreement.

Towards the salary advances, the BCTF notes By the end of the three-year agreement, new members’ annual salary will be approximately $6,000 to $8,500 per year higher than it is now. 

For those teachers at the top of their grids, the annual salary will be $10,000 to $13,500 more per year than it is now by the 3rd year. 

Something the BCTF notes will  see its members get close to, or even exceed, teachers in places like Calgary and Toronto. An element that the BCT notes is critical for recruitment and retention. 

So far the Ministry of Education has not issued any comment related to the weekend agreement, the BCTF is holding its ratification vote in mid November.

Should they offer up some background to the conversation, we'll add it to the story as it arrives.


The BC Government provided a short information  update on the agreement reached with the BCTF, noting how it fall sunder the Government's Shared Recovery mandate.

More notes from the Legislature can be explored here.

A wider overview of education in the Northwest can be found from our archive page.

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