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Teachers ratify agreement to start talks

A group of teachers representing the B.C. Teachers Federation has voted unanimously to ratify a framework agreement leading to the start of contract talks.

Union president Susan Lambert says the vote by about 200 elected teachers is a significant step in the right direction before collective bargaining starts on Feb. 4.

The agreement says teachers want a timeline to facilitate negotiations with the B.C. Public School Employers' Association, the government's bargaining agent.

It also calls for the appointment of a facilitator to assist with collective bargaining.

The employer is set to discuss the proposed agreement this afternoon.

The teachers' current one-year contract expires at the end of June.

The Canadian Press

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