Parkland teachers applied to the Labour Relations Board yesterday for the conduct of a proposal vote to help end the dispute between trustees and teachers over a collective agreement for the 2006/07 school year.
Under labour law, the proposal vote will place the last position of the teachers before Parkland School Division trustees who will then be required to vote on whether or not they are in favour of accepting the teachers’ proposal. Details within the proposal were ratified by teachers at a general meeting of their bargaining unit on October 25.
Robert Twerdoclib, president of the Parkland Teachers’ Local, said teachers hope that the proposal vote will provide an opportunity for all seven of the Parkland School Division trustees to fully inform themselves of the teachers’ proposal. “The proposal vote requires that trustees give close and personal consideration to a fair way of ending this long-standing dispute,” Twerdoclib said. “Everyone involved in education in the Parkland School Division trusts that the outcome of their consideration will be a new collective agreement.”
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