The BC Teachers Federation will launch a second round of rotating strikes across the province beginning tomorrow, as its labour dispute with the province drags on.
Schools will be closed in 11 districts, including Maple Ridge, Richmond, Delta and Langley.
The President of the teachers union, Jim Iker will be on the picket line at Cambie Secondary School in Richmond alongside the new president of the Canadian Labour Congress.
This as the government-imposed partial lockout continues, and teachers await a ruling from the Labour Relations Board Wednesday on the province’s right to dock teacher’s pay by 10-percent as a result of strike action.
It would save the government a million bucks a day.
That’s on top of the $12 million the Ministry of Education said the province saved last week on teachers’ wages due to rotating strikes.
The union is on a quest to get a 13.7% wage hike over four years while the government is offering them 7.3% over six years.
The BCTF also wants improvements to class size, composition and minimum levels of specialist teachers.