Exploratory talks in education labour battle

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It’s not back to bargaining but both sides of the teacher’s dispute will be sitting down for a chat tomorrow.

A spokesperson with the Ministry of Education and a tweet from the BC Teacher’s Federation use the same language saying these are exploratory talks intended to find a way forward and will deal with the union’s call for mediation.

Last weekend veteran mediator Vince Ready declined to step into the dispute saying he was to busy.

Earlier Tuesday afternoon the BC Teacher’s Federation announced a press conference for 1:30 teasing a signficant bargaining update and then postponed it before cancelling it entirely.


  1. I like it Al.
    What on earth needs to be explored? Aside from all the blame, posturing and games, the BCTF’s demands are either misplaced (class size and composition) or far too rich for the times, while the government is standing firm on behalf of the taxpayer. Exploring your navel is useless is it?