On day 4 of the rotating strikes, the head of the teachers union says job action will not escalate without teacher input.
Jim Iker says there will be a province-wide vote of teachers, if they move to a full-blown strike.
But he says the focus now is on bargaining.
Though with all of BC’s “me-too” clauses with other public sectors, he says they keep hearing they can’t get more money.
He says, “Other public sector unions want more money so now it seems we’re bargaining for the whole public sector whereas we should be bargaining for what’s important for our members.”
Rotating strikes will continue next week.
No firm dates on when bargaining resumes.
Both parties will be before the Labour Relations Board this morning.