BC teachers will be voting on whether or not they support the BC Teachers’ Federation with a full walk out beginning as early as June 16th.
Parents and students are concerned a potential increase in job action could mean missing provincial exams, not getting report cards, and even missing post-secondary application deadlines.
The government’s response to this: asking the labour relations board to make certain teacher services essential in the event of a full walk out.
BCTF president Jim Iker says the government’s partial lockout should also be to blame for interrupting exam schedules.
The Labour Relations Board is expected to start reviewing the government’s essential services application.
The vote on teacher support for a full walkout is Monday and Tuesday.