B.C. K-12 support workers reach tentative deal
About 40,000 unionized support staff in B.C.’s K-12 system have reached a tentative deal with their public school employer.
B.C.’s finance ministry said a provincial tentative framework agreement has been reached between the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association and the K-12 Presidents’ Council.
Paul Simpson, president of the K-12 Presidents’ Council, said the agreement recognizes the vital role its members provide.
“Our bargaining committees worked hard to reach this tentative agreement,” he said in a statement issued Friday.
Details of the three-year provincial framework agreement will not be made public until it is presented to members, said the council. Once approved, the deal will form a base for negotiations between local unions and respective school districts.