The Canadian Press

2014-09-16 | BC Teachers Dispute

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On September 16th, a marathon bargaining session with the help of a master mediator resulted in a six-year tentative contract between the BC government and the public teachers' union. It was ratified on September 18th, allowing half a million students to start their school year. BC Premier Christy Clark said the settlement would allow the government and teachers to forge a new relationship after 30 years of dysfunction. (The teachers union had launched a full-scale walkout about two weeks before the end of the last school year.)

Date: 2014-09-16
Placeline: VANCOUVER, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it's a real game-changer for education in the long-term because we will now be able to sit down with some of the most important people in the system and that teachers and work together rather than constantly arguing and fighting because we're always in negotiations >>