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Apr
29

VSLO wins a major victory for teachers!

Recently, VSLO won a major victory on behalf our client, the British Columbia Teacher’s Federation, in a challenge to provincial legislation which limited teachers’ bargaining rights. Similar legislation had previously been found to be unconstitutional, but the government’s response had been to pass almost identical legislation.

BCTF Legal Team

John Rogers, QC, Steven Rogers and Amanda Merritt of VSLO with Diane MacDonald, in-house counsel for the BCTF.

In a decision released on January 27, 2014, Madam Justice Griffin

  • found the government in continuing breach of the Charter rights of teachers
  • awarded $2 million for breach of Charter rights
  • provided teachers with the ability to challenge breaches of the collective agreement from June 2002

You can read the full decision here