By November 2001, unbeknownst to BCTF, BCPSEA was discussing this draft legislation with government.
215) Therefore, from the very beginning of this round, BCTF was demanding that BCPSEA negotiate both outside its fiscal mandate and outside its legal authority.
217) This contrasts with bargaining under the NDP government, in which it was the government rather than the teachers that bypassed BCPSEA for direct negotiations.
221) Again BCPSEA applied for essential service restrictions.
230) BCPSEA pursued civil contempt proceedings, resulting in a $500,000 fine against BCTF.
Within a few days, the government, BCPSEA and BCTF had accepted his recommendations and teachers were back in their classrooms, with negotiations slated to resume that spring.
Although a negotiated agreement was reached on 30 June 2006, all of the parties regarded this as artificial and an anomaly, reflecting the particular circumstances existing at the time, rather than an enduring change in relationships among government, BCPSEA and BCTF.
BCTF has told BCPSEA that if it does not agree to its proposed split of issues, BCTF will achieve it through legal action.
Thompson, "Restraint and Labour Relations," 172; BCPSEA, Historical Perspectives, 5; William K.
id=12818> (1 February 2011), 5; BCPSEA, Historical Perspectives, 12; Bill 20, ss.
Ungerleider, "Educational Politics in British Columbia"; BCPSEA, Historical Perspectives, 12.
BC, The Public Sector in British Columbia, F20; British Columbia, Towards a Better Teacher Bargaining Model, 3; BCPSEA, Historical Perspectives, 15.