As the pressure mounts to resolve the teachers dispute before Monday, Premier Christy Clark says more progress has been made.
“The teachers’ union has brought, for the first time, they’ve brought a new proposal to the table. I don’t want to get my hopes up too high, but I believe it is possible that we can get an agreement at the bargaining table. Perhaps, even by the end of the weekend? Who knows?”
Clark was also asked if private contractors may be hired to complete work not considered essential services, but she says she refuses to speculate on what might happen if no deal is reached soon.
Teachers have planned a province-wide study session for Monday with a full-scale strike starting Tuesday.