At the end of the first week of rotating teacher strikes and the partial government lockout, it seems any potential olive branches are not being well received.
Teachers union President Jim Iker says the government conceding to rescind this week’s wage rollbacks if teachers cancel rotating strikes is no concession at all, or they’d be taking firm action.
He says, “They’d be going to the Labour Relations Board today and saying we’re withdrawing the partial lockout and then we would deal with it but that’s not their position so far.”
When pressed what teacher concessions would be, Iker sidestepped the question, nor would he say if teachers would be allowed to resume students extracurricular activities.
Iker says bargaining could continue Tuesday.