The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has announced the re-election of its leadership team.
The group’s President Glen Hansman will be staying on for a second one-year term, while First Vice-President Teri Mooring and Second Vice-President Clint Johnson will also continue serving their positions.
This comes after the BCTF settled a long negotiation process with the B.C. government over class sizes earlier this month, stemming from a larger Supreme Court of Canada ruling last year.
Hansman says that he plans to retain the BCTF’s momentum in the wake of the agreement with his re-election.
“For 15 long years, we have been fighting for our rights and our students’ learning conditions. It is an honour to lead the Federation at this historic moment when we get to see our win at the Supreme Court of Canada implemented.”
Hansman went on to say that retaining a strong leadership is key as the May 9 provincial election approaches.
“In the coming months, we will continue our push to ensure the B.C. government fulfills its promise to fully fund the costs of our restored working and learning conditions.”
In addition to addressing class sizes, Hansman says the BCTF will look to raise awareness for issues like seismic safety, funding for a revised curriculum and overcrowding in school districts, among others.
Story by Tristan Martin-Woodhouse