The President of the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers Association calls it short term pain for long term gain.
These as teachers learn they will not receive 50-dollars in strike pay beyond next week in the event of escalated job action.
Gerry Kent says even though the union’s fund to subsidize teachers on the picket lines has been depleted.
“We recommend that our members vote yes, and support our bargaining tea, and continue to show the government we are resolute in our demand for a fair deal for teachers, and more supports for students.”
Teachers will vote next week on whether to go ahead with a full fledged strike.
Meanwhile bargaining resumes Friday.