BCTF president Jim Iker says a lack of strike pay won’t prevent teachers from going on a full-scale walkout.
At the end of the second week of rotating strikes, Iker echoes what picketing teachers at Templeton Secondary in Vancouver say – the union war chest might be running dry, but 50 dollars a day is not what this dispute is about.
He says, “You have to look at why we’re in this position. It’s the continual litigation with this government.”
As for the government’s promise that students will be able to write final exams and get final marks, Iker says he wants a deal, instead of having to figure out how that’ll work.
Teachers are set to vote Monday and Tuesday on a full-on strike.