While BC teachers are running out of strike pay, the provincial government is saving millions during the labour dispute.
The 10% pay cut alone is saving 1.2 million dollars per day, while rotating strikes are saving 26 million dollars each week.
Education Minister Peter Fassbender was asked if all of that money will be put back into the education system.
“We will make all of those decisions if we are at the table negotiating and looking at the issues that are of importance to all of us, and that is a fair and equitable settlement for teachers, they deserve a raise, but it needs to be in keeping with the other public sector.”
If teachers mount a full-scale strike, the government would save 82.5 million dollars per week.