The BC Teachers Federation has officially called a full-scale strike to start next week.
But its president appears highly optimistic a deal is possible before then.
Public school teachers are set to walk out across the province on Tuesday, but classes won’t happen on Monday either.
Jim Iker says Monday will be a study session, where teachers will meet outside school to look over what he calls a “revised bargaining package.”
Both sides plan to bargain over the weekend.
Iker is asked if this revised contract contains a lower wage offer, “We said we’re willing to compromise.” Reporter: “Is that a yes?” “Absolutely, we’ve revised all of our proposals.”
He says each school district will decide whether they’ll supervise kids on Monday, since, with no pickets, some workers will be there.
A decision is expected later today by the Labour Relations Board on whether teachers will have to administer and mark final exams, if a strike does occur.