Category Archives: New Rules in B.C. Education Dispute

The Machine Gears Up

 Just as B.C.s teachers were beginning to wonder if the bombing had stopped and they could peek out of their foxholes in search of reasoned détente, B.C.s right wing machine has unleashed its fury on Public Education and B.C.s teachers. … Continue reading

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Where’s the Money Supposed to Come From? How about from A.T.M. Machines?

Could A.T.M.s Fund Public Services? At the same time we complain about the cost of funding public services, Canadians happily give banks hundreds of millions in A.T.M. fees each year. It costs banks about $.36 per transaction to maintain automatic … Continue reading

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Google it – it’s Unanimous

Finland has the world’s best education system; has had for ten or fifteen years. Finnish students clean up on international measures, and not just a few brainy lutefisk eaters. Almost all Finnish students do well on international PISA measures in … Continue reading

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Teachers Whipsawed

It’s ironic that in this year’s education dispute, B.C. teachers have been pummeled by a bargaining strategy they were vilified for using in the 80s and 90s. It’s called “whipsawing”. “Whipsawing” is when one negotiating unit puts their bargaining opponent … Continue reading

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NELSON: Public sector workers deserve the right to bargain – The Tri-City News

NELSON: Public sector workers such as B.C. teachers deserve the right to bargain – The Tri-City News.

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Letter From the Premier to Visa

The Office of the Premier, 501 Belleville Street, Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4 Dear Visa; I am writing in response to your recent invoice, which states that my Visa bill has been overdue since 2002, allegedly to the tune of $275 … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Strike F.A.Q.

lucy says: June 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm (Edit) I was under the impression that wages was NOT the issue for the teachers…(insert sarcasm)… they keep insisting this has NOTHING to do with the money. Its about the kids??? If … Continue reading

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