‘Progress Slow’ Between BCTF and Victoria: PGDTA
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George and District Teachers’ Association is concerned about the state of negotiations between the BCTF and the provincial government.
President Richard Giroday expressed his concerns at tonight’s monthly public school board meeting.
He said “progress has been slow” since a preliminary $50 million agreement was signed earlier this month.
He added it’s crucial a final agreement be reached in time to be considered for the provincial budget due to be delivered Feb.21.
Giroday said the funds need to be allocated to allow sufficient time for the hiring of new teachers in time for next September.
He also revealed the district’s portion of the $50 million – $1.26 million – will allow for the hiring of 28 new teachers this school year.