BC’s striking teachers have been served notice by the employer that there wages will be rolled back and they will be locked out.
In a letter from the employer, BCPSEA, teachers have been put on notice to expect a five-percent wage cut on Monday, and if they walk off the job that jumps to ten-percent.
Teachers will set up picket lines Monday in the first day of four days of rotating strikes.
The employer will also lock high school teachers out June 25th and 26th before a BC wide lock out of all teachers on the 27th.
It says in the letter the teachers union’s wage demands are four times higher than any other public sector union.
BCPSEA adds the teachers union’s class size and composition demands would mean a two-billion-dollar a year hit.
Teachers will not be allowed to work or interact with students on any break and cannot be at school or leave school any later than 45 minutes before or after class.
The two sides will also be in front of the Labout Relations Board May 29th on the wage cuts issue.
BCTF President Jim Iker will respond in a 9:30 news conference set for Thursday morning but the unions is already telling CKNW the letter means “sweeping and wide ranging impacts” to BC’s education system.
You can read the letter from BCPSEA in full HERE