Rotating teacher strikes to continue next week

One-day strikes to continue Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in dispute over wages and staffing of schools

  • May. 28, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Education Minister Peter Fassbender

The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has notified school districts it will continue rotating strikes around the province next week, as negotiations continue to settle their long-running dispute over pay and staffing levels.

BCTF president Jim Iker notified the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association in a letter Wednesday afternoon.

Education Minister Peter Fassbender reiterated the BCPSEA’s latest offer of a $1,200 signing bonus and a six-year contract term, but indicated the union needs to modify its demands and stop strike action.

“I’m profoundly disappointed that while we’re still at the table, with all of the talk that’s been going on, that children and parents and communities are continuing to be held hostage and put in the middle of this dispute,” Fassbender said.

The Labour Relations Board is to hear arguments Thursday on whether the school districts can cut teacher pay 10% in response to the union’s withdrawal of services.

Monday, June 2

#20 – Kootenay-Columbia #23 – Central Okanagan #27 – Cariboo-Chilcotin #35 -Langley #37 – Delta #38 – Richmond #42 – Maple Ridge #52 – Prince Rupert #59 – Peace River South #63 – Saanich #68 – Nanaimo #70 – Alberni #83 – North Okanagan-Shuswap

Tuesday, June 3

#10 – Arrow Lakes #19 – Revelstoke #22 – Vernon #33 – Chilliwack #36 – Surrey – #41 – Burnaby #44 – North Vancouver #45 – West Vancouver #46 – Sunshine Coast #57 – Prince George #58 – Nicola Similkameen #64 – Gulf Islands #71 – Comox #79 – Cowichan Valley #81 – Fort Nelson

Thursday, June 5

#8 – Kootenay Lake #34 – Abbotsford #43 – Coquitlam #47 – Powell River #50 – Haida Gwaii #51 – Boundary #53 – Okanagan Similkameen #54 – Bulkley Valley

#60 – Peace River North #61 – Greater Victoria #69 – Qualicum #73 – Kamloops Thompson #84 – Vancouver Island West #91 – Nechako Lakes -#92 – Nisga’a

Friday, June 6

#5 – Southeast Kootenay #6 – Rocky Mountain #28 – Quesnel #39 – Vancouver – #40 – New Westminster #48 – Sea to Sky #49 – Central Coast #62 – Sooke – #67 – Okanagan Skaha #72 – Campbell River #74 – Gold Trail #75 – Mission #78 – Fraser-Cascade #82 – Coast Mountains #85 – Vancouver Island North #87 – Stikine

Just Posted

High hazard in downtown Trail

Roofing work began early Monday morning at the Trail Memorial Centre

More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.

Category 2 and 3 fires will be permitted in Southeast Fire Centre as of 1p.m. on Wednesday.

Second hospital road part of plan, says Trail mayor

Martin was in Whistler last week for the UBCM; city delegation met with health ministry

Participation by women in West Kootenay/Boundary elections up slightly

More running than in 2014, but about same number as 2011

Syringa Creek fire ‘being held’

The fire has burned 3193 hectares; Deer Creek fire is also “being held” at 3849 hectares

B.C. RCMP turn to Const. Scarecrow to shock speeders into slowing down

New addition will watch over drivers from a Coquitlam median for first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada

B.C. home to 1/3 of Canada’s overdose deaths in first 3 months of the year

There were 1,036 overdose deaths in the first three months of the year, with 94 per cent accidental

B.C. candidate moves from hospice care to council race

He beat terminal cancer twice and entered hospice when he decided to run for council.

Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

A warning from Interior Health about the unknown health risks of vaping is getting a partial rebuke

Ministry of Agriculture commits $300,000 to help B.C. farmers obtain land

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

Canadian air force short 275 pilots

Attrition outpaces recruitment and training claims Air Force

Teacher suspended after physically shushing, saying ‘shut up’ to student

Grade 5 student reported feeling ‘confused and a little scared’

A B.C. society helps to reforest Crown land after wildfires

Forest Enhancement Society of BC focuses on wildfire mitigation and the reforestation

Most Read