News

Team promises to post employee grievances online

Team Burnaby is promising to post employee grievances online if voters elect the party to a majority on school board.

Team school board candidate Bonda Bitzer, a former director of human resources for Burnaby school district, said posting grievances on the board’s website would increase the transparency around school district issues.

She said parents and district employees have a right to know about issues in the school district.

“At step one, a grievance is often a misunderstanding between an employee and a supervisor and should not be posted but by step three, a grievance is an issue between the Burnaby Teachers’ Association and the board and should be posted,” said Bitzer in a press release.

She stressed that any posting of grievances would protect the identities of those involved in complaints, involving both teaching and non-teaching staff. But the issues raised in the grievances would be made public to give parents and taxpayers insight into employer-employee disputes in Burnaby schools.

“People will be able to draw their own conclusions on the merits of various grievances and whether the board is acting responsibly and fulfilling its mandate as a public education body and employer."

wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C. Muslim Association speaks out on gunman
 
South Burnaby streets shut down by suicide threat
 
Burnaby mosque receives threats
UPDATE: Suspicious package at Metropolis at Metrotown not a risk: Police
 
VIDEO: Dalai Lama met by admirers, protestors, and Selena Gomez during Vancouver visit
 
Police seek help in search for missing Langley man
Critics say NEB muzzling most oil pipeline speakers
 
Dreams of saving the Paramount in Chilliwack persist
 
Celebrating a win for Fraser Valley airshed

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.