Teachers, Not Government, Supported by Half of British Columbians

Two thirds of residents think the current contract dispute should be sent to binding arbitration immediately. Vancouver, BC – A large proportion of British Columbians continues to voice support for the teachers in their lingering contract dispute with the provincial administration after the first few days of a full-scale strike, a new Insights West poll… Read more »

British Columbians, Parents Siding with Teachers in Dispute

Residents want to reduce class sizes, but also think salary increases for teachers should be in line with what other unions are getting. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians, and parents of kids enrolled in public schools, are more likely to express sympathy for the teachers in the province’s lingering education dispute, a new Insights West… Read more »

BC Prefers Arbitration, Not Legislation, To End Education Dispute

Residents are more likely to say that the BCTF has done more to end the impasse over the past two weeks than the provincial government. Vancouver, BC – As the contract dispute involving the Government of British Columbia and the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) continues, residents are expressing a preference to reach a settlement through… Read more »

British Columbians Not Swayed by $40-a-day Offer for Parents

Most residents continue to support the BCTF and not the provincial government in the lingering contract dispute. Vancouver, BC – With the scheduled start of the school year less than a month away, a new Insights West survey has found that most British Columbians reacted negatively to the provincial government’s idea of giving money to… Read more »

Government, BCTF Dispute is Top Story of 2014 for British Columbians

Premier Christy Clark is the “Newsmaker of the Year”, followed by labour negotiator Vince Ready and Trevor Linden of the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver, BC – The labour dispute between the provincial government and the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is regarded as the #1 story of the year for British Columbians, a new Insights West poll… Read more »