Collective bargaining promotes excellence in education and ensures that teachers have a voice in their professional lives. Employees should be compensated fairly based on their experience and training. State law should be extended to allow staff to make a joint decision on curricular and other educational matters. CTA believes in and supports strategies that promote affordable health care, including prescription drugs, for all Californians. The board of directors of the #33 School District (SD#33) and the BC Public School Employers` Association (BCPSEA) have entered into the following agreements with the Chilliwack Teachers` Association (CTA) and the British Columbia Teachers` Federation (BCTF): collective bargaining enhances educational excellence and ensures teachers have a voice in their professional lives. Since collective bargaining promotes excellence in education, all segments of education should apply the process. State law should be extended to require school authorities to negotiate procedures and methods of involving teachers in decisions that characterize the curriculum, peer-to-peer assistance and other professional and pedagogical matters. From time to time, local institutions and the district agree to changes in the language of the collective agreement formalized through Letters of Agreement (LOUs). The LOUs are part of the collective agreement. CTA believes that every educator has the right and duty to participate fully in professional organizations. The ability of trade unions to communicate with the workers they represent is necessary to ensure the effectiveness of the state`s labour relations and trade unions cannot fulfil their legal obligations unless trade unions are able to communicate to employees the rights and obligations created by the treaty and the role of the trade union. Improving this useful communication is necessary for a harmonious working relationship and is of national importance.
The following settlement agreements are examples of LOUs from arbitration proceedings. All Californians should have affordable, fully paid health care, including prescription drugs. Plans must cover national partners and retired members for life. Healthcare proposals must include universal access to comprehensive quality coverage and coverage for all, including those who cannot pay, without public and/or federal taxes on health care or other services. . . .