Premier Christy Clark says she likes the idea of forcing both sides in BC’s teachers’ dispute to lock themselves in a room until a deal is FINALLY reached.
She says, “I think that’s a great idea.”
Clark called CKNW’s brother station CFOX this morning, and Morning Show host Jeff O’Neil quickly asked her why bargaining with the BC Teachers Federation has dragged out as long as it has.
She says, “I think, if we could sit down in a room and just stay there and get this thing bargained, that’s the best possible outcome.”
Clark went on to criticize union leaders for escalating job action days after government negotiators abandoned their push for a ten year contract.
She says a deal can be reached before the rotating strikes begin, if both sides bargain in good faith.