Delta Board of Education trustees are very concerned about the impacts of the current labour dispute on our students, our staff and our community. We have taken action to advocate for a resolution to the ongoing labour dispute.
Trustees take seriously our responsibility to bring forward our community’s concerns and to express the importance of achieving a resolution. We continue to urge both parties in this dispute to remove any further obstacles to achieving a deal and to act to immediately return our students to their schools. We support any process that both parties can agree to that will break this impasse.
Throughout this dispute, trustees have continually expressed our views to the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) to urge the parties towards a settlement.
In addition, the Delta Board of Education has written to the Minister of Education and the President of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) to stress that there should be no further disruption to our students’ learning.
Further efforts include discussions with our MLAs, the media, through social networking and on our website to emphasize the need for the parties to act to return our students to school.
We also work closely with our trustees’ provincial association, the B.C. School Trustees’ Association, to join with boards of education from across the province to advocate for settlement between the parties. On Aug. 7, 2014 our board further updated the community with a letter, which provided the details of BCSTA Back to School Action Plan.
We remain committed to doing everything we can to urge the parties to achieve a settlement.
Please read our latest letter to the Minister of Education, BCPSEA and BCTF regarding the impact on our students: web.deltasd.bc.ca/content/resources/jobaction2014
Laura Dixon, Chair
Delta Board of Education