Fifty-two agreements for K-to-12 support staff now ratified

VICTORIA – The British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) board of directors has ratified two-year collective agreements for support staff in 10 additional school districts under the government’s 2010 net-zero mandate, bringing the total up to 52 agreements covering about 26,600 employees.

Negotiated agreements were reached through collaborative discussions between the BCPSEA, the accredited bargaining agent for the province’s 60 public boards of education, and union bargaining teams representing K-to-12 support staff. The collective agreements were ratified at the local level in December 2011 and are now being announced as the remaining groups receive final ratification by the BCPSEA board.