Public school teachers are holding their third day of rotating strikes around the province today — with picket lines set up at 15 districts, including 3 on the Lower Mainland.
Speaking in front of a handful of picketing teachers outside Hillcrest Middle School in Coquitlam, BCTF President Jim Iker is asked if there’s been any progress at the bargaining table this week, with the rotating strikes and the partial lockout.
He says it’s still status quo, though it’s good they’re talking.
Premier Christy Clark said yesterday she wants to see a deal with the employer and teachers within the next 24 to 48 hours.
To that, Iker says, “Well, what we need is Christy Clark to actually give her employer which is also the government the mandate for the necessary funding, more funding to come to that table.”
Iker says the union will decide whether to continue the one-day rotating strikes, after this afternoon’s bargaining session.