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VANCOUVER - British Columbia's 40,000 public school teachers have voted to accept a new contact, bringing an end to a year-long labour dispute that saw teachers reduce service and shut down classes during a brief walkout, according to Winnipeg Free Press. The dispute has overshadowed the entire school year, with teachers refusing to perform certain administrative tasks such as filling out report cards and, in March, staging a three-day walkout. The provincial government eventually passed back-to-work legislation and sent the negotiations to mediation a move that itself is now the subject of a new court challenge and striking British Columbia teachers and other supporters hold a rally on the final day of a three-day province wide walkout in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday March 7, 2012. British Columbia's 40,000 public school teachers were voting on a new contract Friday that could end a year-long labour dispute that had teachers refusing to do some work and staging a three-day walkout.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck The B.C. Teachers' Federation announced Friday night that its members voted 75 per cent in favour of a tentative agreement that was reached earlier in the week. Turnout was low, at 52 per cent. (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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