While the clock ticks down to the official end of the school year, the Vice-Chair of the Vancouver School Board says all is not lost, now that mediator Vince Ready has confirmed he’s not going to get involved.
Mike Lombardi says the government should appoint an industrial inquiry commissioner, because that’s how another teachers’ dispute was resolved back in 2005, by Ready.
He says, “I think we fit that crisis point right now. We need to appoint an industrial inquiry commissioner who has the authority and the power to make binding public recommendations that both parties are on the hot seat.”
Lombardi says that would open the door for Ready, should he become available, but he adds there are other capable candidates out there.