Thanks to the trade union movement for the working conditions that I can enjoy on this Labour Day and a particular thank you to the BCTF for not giving up and not caving in. My students and I will greatly benefit from the reduced class size and the greater level of services that are being restored after having been illegally stolen from them 16 years ago. This is a great example of why we need the protection of unions to prevent the arbitrary decisions of employers. This year I am going from last years 31 Grade 6/7 to a max of 23 Grade 6/7. I have many of the same complex students, but now I have more time for them individually and they will be receiving more support.Thank you.