Education Minister Peter Fassbender says facilitator Mark Brown has booked out of the teachers contract talks.
He says “I think it’s because Brown felt the union had lost confidence in him”.
BCTF spokeperson Rich Overgaard says this is not a bad thing, rather it’s because the dispute is moving to the next step with the request for a mediator.
Yesterday, Education Minister Fassbender rejected the union’s latest contract demands but did not accept or reject the call for a mediator.
This is day 4 of the full-scale strike by teachers.
No contract talks are planned today.