With a full scale teachers strike looming, BC’s Premier says she won’t speculate on what the government’s next step will be, should job action escalate.
At an event today in Pitt Meadows, Premier Christy Clark responded to BC Teachers Federation President Jim Iker’s request for a one on one meeting by saying she wants a deal to be reached at the bargaining table.
“We’re still a long way apart, and you know the government has made some pretty big moves in the last couple of weeks, and there hasn’t really been a response from the union. So the union needs to come to the table ready to bargain, and that’s really where it should happen.”
Clark says the issue of wages needs to be settled before they can move on to talking about class size and composition.
She adds she won’t speculate whether the government would legislate teachers back to work, should they vote to approve a full scale strike.