I am pleased to report that on Thursday night by a vote of 104 to 3 our Local has ratified the new collective agreement. The next day the Saanich Board of education met in a special meeting and also ratified the agreement. The next step will be for BCPSEA to ratify. We do not anticipate that BCPSEA will reject the deal but we are not done or working under the new contract until they approve.
Note that to save time several items we move to labour management meetings for discussion. Any changes would be brought to the membership for approval. Temp members should pay close attention to the agreement reached with the employer concerning benefits continuation in the event of BCTF job action in September. 1.03 (b) 1).