Coflicts and Disputes between Employers and Employees

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The B.C. government is threatening to cut teachers' wages by five per cent if a new contract agreement isn't reached by the end of the school year, but the union representing those teachers vows it will take that threat to the Labour Relations Board” says the Huffington post (CP By Keven Drews and Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press Posted: 05/16/2014 5:35 pm ED) Between employer and employee, it is not unusual to see differences appear. Conflicts and disputes related to the execution of the employment, which must balance disciplinary power of the employer with the rights and obligations of the employee, are not always equal to all. Especial if these are taken to higher level of disputes. The reason of dispute of British Columbia teachers is basically not much different to the 2000-2002 Alberta strike. The teachers and the Government are debating over the wages, class size and their composition and the length and terms of the contract that expired since June last year. In the event of this labor dispute, one does not hesitate to punish or involve innocent citizens, often the most vulnerable, and to deprive them of “essential services”. Despite negotiations for over a year with the government through BC Teachers Federation – BCTF, there has been little progress. The teachers were very patient while waiting for the government to provide the necessary ground in order to progress with the negotiation of collective agreement at the bargaining table. In spite of responding to

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