As collective bargaining promotes excellence in education, all sectors of education should use the process. State law should be expanded to require school boards to negotiate procedures and methods to involve teachers in decisions that organize curricula, peer assistance and other professional and pedagogical issues. The Board of Education for School District #33 (SD 33) and BCPSEA (BCPSEA) have entered into the following agreements with the Chilliwack Teachers` Association (CTA) and the British Columbia Teachers` Federation (BCTF): collective bargaining improves educational excellence and ensures that teaching employees have a voice in their professional lives. Workers should be duly compensated based on their experience and training. State law should be extended to allow workers to make common decisions on education and education issues. CTA believes and supports strategies that promote affordable health care, including prescription drugs, for all Californians. Collective bargaining promotes excellence in education and makes education staff a voice in their professional lives. All Californians should have affordable and fully paid health care, including prescription drugs. Plans should cover local partners and retired members throughout their lives.
Health care proposals must include universal access to quality comprehensive coverage and coverage for all, including those who cannot pay, without government and federal health and other taxes. The only way to achieve effective cost management in the health sector is to provide sufficient cost data to both insurers and providers. The CTA believes that all education employees are entitled to comprehensive employer-provided health and social assistance programs, including health care, dental care, visual care, life insurance and income protection for workers and retirees, as well as their spouse/domestic partner and dependants. From time to time, the locals and the district accept changes in the language of the collective agreement, formalized by letters of intent (LOUs). LOUs are part of the collective agreement. The following transaction agreements are examples of LOUs from arbitration. Click on the link below to see the work and learning provisions that were established in the 2001-2004 collective agreement: the CTA believes that every educator has the right and duty to participate fully in professional organizations. The ability of unions to communicate with the workers they represent is necessary to ensure the effectiveness of state labour relations and unions cannot fulfil their legal obligations unless unions are able to communicate to the workers represented the rights and obligations created by the contract and the union`s role. Improving this useful communication is necessary for harmonious communication action and is a federal concern. The CTA believes that teaching staff should be compensated professionally for what they know and do. Criteria such as teaching, curriculum development, staff development and localization decision-making obligations can be included in compensation plans.