The BC Teachers Federation is getting a financial boost of $1 million from their counterparts in Ontario.
Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, says they took this “unusual” step to support their sisters and brothers on the coast.
“It’s not common but these are very uncommon, unprecedented times in British Columbia and we know better than anyone, having gone through what we went through and our members went through here in Ontario.”
The BCTF’s strike pay fund has run out and teachers are feeling the pinch during the full-scale walkout, which began this week.
Hammond says his group also wants the BCTF to know it doesn’t stand alone.