The provincial government’s negotiating team has applied to the Labour Relations Board to designate report cards and final exams as essential services.
In a letter to the LRB, BC Public School Employers Association executives say the move is in anticipation of the BC Teachers Federation vote next week to pursue a full-scale walkout.
BCPSEA wants all services required for the completion of grade 10-12 report cards, preparation and marking of provincial exams, as well as entry of final grades into computer systems declared essential.
They claim the education of secondary students will suffer serious and immediate damage if they are not able to complete end of year exams.
A full-scale strike is possible beginning June 16th.
No date has been set for the LRB hearing.