Campbell River District Teachers' Association

School District 72

BETWEEN:

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATION

 

AND

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA TEACHERS’ FEDERATION

 

Re: Updating the Provincial Collective Agreement Mid-Contract Modification Process

 

1. Further to our discussions of June 25, 2006, we write to confirm that we have jointly agreed that effective July 1, 2007 or at an earlier time agreed to by the local and the employer, and continuing until four (4) months prior to the expiry of this collective agreement, both parties will amend their respective mid-contract modification processes. Specifically, we have agreed that neither BCPSEA or the BCTF will reject any mid-contract modifications proposed by the local parties which achieve one or more of the following purposes (and no other purposes):

 

a. The elimination of out-of-date references to terms, dates or other matters;

 

b. The updating of collective agreement language that is either no longer relevant or functional; or

 

c. The resolution of internal inconsistencies and incongruities within individual agreements.

 

2. As discussed, nothing in this letter permits the local parties to make amendments to common provincial language. 

 

    1. 3. Finally, we confirm that any disputes regarding the rejection by one of the provincial parties of a proposed change on the basis of non-compliance with paragraph 1 parts a, b & c above shall be referred to Irene Holden for facilitation and resolution.

     

     

    Original signed by:

     

     

     

     

    Jinny Sims

     

    Jacquie Griffiths

    BCTF President

     

    BCPSEA Chief Negotiator

    CRDTA

    Phone: 250-286-1663

    Fax: 250-286-1679