This is day one of a full-scale strike by the BC Teachers Federation, and union President Jim Iker is standing firm.
Standing in front of a few dozen teachers at Delta Secondary, Jim Iker says he’s still optimistic a deal can be done by the end of the month.
But despite saying talks are scheduled for today and throughout this week, he wouldn’t commit to saying they’d be sitting at the table, when pressed for commitment.
He says, “Well, we’re going to be contacting government today, or the employer, about being at the table. And we need to hear from them that they’re actually in a positiion where they can looka t the proposals again and see if they can revise them in a way that will actually move us forward.”
Iker says class size and composition are the main sticking points.