“Our teachers play a vital role in our public school system, particularly in our current challenges of providing educational continuity to our students during the COVID 19 pandemic. Kathleen Karpuk, Chair of the SD73 Board of Education. “The Ministry of Education is pleased to approve the agreement to increase salaries and other employment benefits under the provincial mandate.” With the recent ratification between BCPSEA (BCPSEA) and the BC Teachers` Federation (BCTF), a new collective agreement applies to the Kamloops Thompson Teachers` Association (KTTA) and School District 73. The following pay schedules reflect the increases in the six-year collective agreement (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2019) between BCTF and BCPSEA [including the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD)], which were: September 1, 2014 – 2.0%; January 1, 2015 – 1.25%; May 1, 2016 – ESD – 0.45%; July 1, 2016 – 1.00%; May 1, 2017 – ESD – 0.35%; July 1, 2017 – 0.50%; May 1, 2018 – ESD 0.40 per cent – 1.00%; July 1, 2018 – 0.50%; May 1, 2019 – ESD – 0.75% – 1.00%. “KTTA is pleased that an agreement has been reached between BCTF and BCPSEA,” said Laurel Macpherson, KTTA President. “Teachers are eager to work in their trade and provide quality education to students who know they have a new contract.” The provincial agreement with the support of Ombudsman David Schaub is valid for a three-year term, from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. The agreement provides for general wage increases of 2% on 1 July for each year of the agreement; a 1% increase in the highest teacher pay in each district from 1 July 2020; an increase in the rate of teachers leaving a contract position; and a one-time $12 million to provide tutoring opportunities for young teachers. The government`s mandate applies to all public sector employees whose collective agreements expired on December 31, 2018. BCTF President Teri Mooring said there was no reason not to reach an agreement during these eight days and noted that teachers want to start the school year with the certainty of a collective agreement. Nearly 870 SD73 teachers are affected by the agreement from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022.
BCTF workers who participate in the plan in accordance with Regulation 1.1 (b) and who are disabled by injury or illness are entitled to benefits or benefits, as stipulated in a collective agreement with the association, immediately after the end of sick leave. You have my claim; How long will I wait to make a decision? What is the LTD claim procedure? When they have the necessary information, Canada Life (CL) often turns to a decision within weeks. However, it is not uncommon for CL to require more medical information or clarification of the medical information provided as part of the application. If this is the case, CL members will be informed. It is likely that CL called a member for an interview before making its decision. As soon as a decision is made, the member is contacted by telephone with a follow-up letter. The last contract between the government and the BCTF was a five-year contract and expired on June 30.