While the province backs off on its contentious ten year deal and the BC Teachers Federation welcomes the move all is still not rosy between the two sides.
Peter Cameron the provincial government’s lead negotiator confirms a bill for roughly five-million-dollars is still on its way to the teacher’s union for health costs.
BCTF President Jim Iker says the union is not waiting for the bill to arrive and has already filed with the Labour Relations Board to dispute it.
“We have made an application to the Labour Relations Board. We haven’t heard back from them. We haven’t yet recieved any kind of invoice from the employer on this issue. It is something that BCPSEA has said that they are going to do. It doesn’t help get us an agreement that is for sure.”
The Province pledged to send the five-million dollar bill monthly to teacher’s union until a deal gets done.
he first payment is due June First barring the LRB saying otherwise.