As a full-scale walkout looms over BC’s public schools, both the union and the government have pledged to bargain round-the-clock, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
BC Teachers Federation president Jim Iker spoke to reporters this morning while picketing with teachers at Templeton Secondary in Vancouver.
When asked when both sides will start negotiating 24-7, he says there’s no point unless the government brings the cash.
He says, “We made some significant movements the others day. We’ve had two sessions since we made those movements and government comes to the table, through their employer representatives, sits there, and does not bring any proposals.”
If teachers approve a full-scale strike in their vote on Monday and Tuesday, the earliest they could walk out would be the following Monday, June 16th.