Some teachers are feeling the pinch during the ongoing labour dispute, with wages being cut or the union’s strike pay fund running dry.
Charley King, of the Coquitlam Teachers Association, says he’s heard concerns among his 22-hundred members, so the group is trying to put a fund together.
He says, “Locals don’t have a lot of resources, but what we are able to do is provide a little bit of something which helps people at least a bit. We’re able to provide grocery store gift cards, which isn’t much, but it’ll allows at least to provide some relief to as many members as we can.”
King says the government docking teachers’ wages by 10 per cent has made it especially hard.
He hopes the two sides reach a deal by the end of June.