Tuesday, 1 July 2014

On behalf of the Peace River North Teachers’ Association, Mary and I would like to thank the community of Fort St. John and area for standing with us during our job action.  We have had such amazing support from parents, students, community members, CUPE  and other unions in our area.  They have been exceptional in their unity. 
Even though Peace River North teachers will not be picketing schools this summer, our job action is not over.  The BCTF will continue to bargain during the summer in hopes of reaching a negotiated Collective Agreement for its members.   We must keep the pressure on by writing Premier Christy Clark, the Minister of Education, Peter Fassbender, and SD 60 School Trustees, to urge them to settle with the teachers. 
Once again, we want to thank you for all your support during this difficult time and want to wish you a safe and relaxing summer.
 ~ Michele Wiebe, PRNTA President
 ~ Mary Tremain, PRNTA Vice-President