May 25, 2013
Unlike the BC Teachers' Federation, the BC Public School Employers Association wasn't shocked by the letter it received from Deputy Education Minister James Gorman reiterating government's mandate for a 10-year teachers' contract.
"We knew that there was a chance that the mandate wold change after the election regardless of what party was elected, and this is in relations to the platform that the BC Liberals had released prior to the election," said Silas White, vice chair of the BC Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA) and trustee representative at the bargaining table.
But that being said, White says a 10-year deal by June 30 would be hard.*
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