VANCOUVER, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Students across Canada expressed strong
support of the BC Teachers' Federation struggle for a fair contract and
better learning conditions at the national general meeting of the
Canadian Federation of Students.
"Underfunding hurts students at all levels of education in British
Columbia," said Zachary Crispin, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation
of Students-British Columbia. "Students support teachers in their fight
to protect learning conditions and ensure fair compensation for public
Students receive $1,000 less per student funding from the BC government
than the national average.
Post-secondary students passed a resolution to support the aims of the
BCTF to ensure high quality education and the right of teachers to
negotiate class size and composition. Much of the motivation came from
BC Supreme Court Justice Susan Griffin's findings that the government
has intentionally bargained with teachers in bad faith for political
"Quality public education is an important component of a strong economic
plan, and key to increasing employment rates in British Columbia," said
Crispin. "Premier Clark is selling students' economic futures down the
river for partisan political gain."
The Canadian Federation of Students-BC is composed of post-secondary
students from 14 universities and colleges in every region in BC.
Post-secondary students have been represented by the Canadian
Federation of Students and its predecessor organizations since 1927.
SOURCE: Canadian Federation of Students - British Columbia
For further information:
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Zachary Crispin, Chairperson 604.355.5014
Jenelle Davies, spokesperson 604.341.6850