Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Crown council steps down from teacher's dispute

Just another example of how far-reaching the govenment's actions have been in ripping up leagally binding contracts accross the province...

The lawyers for the government in this labour dispute have decided not to continue representing the government. They feel that they would be in conflict of interest, since last year this same government ripped up their legally binding, negotiated contract, too, imposed a contract which included a zero zero zero wage freeze, and took away teh right of crown attorneys to withdraw services. Sound familiar?

Hmm... the government has had to hire a special prosecutor to continue because not even the government's own crown council will represent them.

(source: News 1130)


Anonymous Nollind Whachell said...

Holy crap! That is incredibly news! Thanks for posting it!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Josef said...

Not true by any means.

According to a Google News check, that wasn't mentioned. Moreover, according to CKNW, this is because their clients are/will be negotiating with the BCTF... once they report back to the classroom for the remaindier of the school year.

Nothing to do w/ a previous labour... event.

Hillary, I have to tell you that it just might be a good idea to go back to work for - let's say 90 days - and see if the BC Government is serious. See if this roundtable is going to fix things or not. Better to be w/in the law than get the hammer, eh?

Okay, a bit of personal disclosure: I happen to be the relative of a legal investigator for a class action law firm not involved in the dispute. And as you may know, the BCTF is bracing for class action litigation. In fact, you and your colleagues may be a party to the lawsuit. And pay lots of $$$.

Something to mull over.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Josef said...

As I posted at your update, you are somewhat right... but your AG contradicts you. See HERE for the gory details at the Vancouver CBC website.

I do sincerely apologize somewhat for being somewhat off :-(.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Hillary said...

No worries! :) It made me dig, which is good!

11:09 AM  

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