Although talks broke off at the end of June, BC’s Premier is confident the ongoing teachers’ dispute can be resolved before classes resume in September.
“I am not content to let this simmer.”
Christy Clark says a settlement can be reached through bargaining, but that requires union negotiators come back to the table over the summer.
“Every week, our negotiator’s on the phone to the BCTF inviting them to come back to the table, but here’s the thing, we’ve settled agreements with about fifty per cent of the public sector including school support workers that are in classrooms working right beside teachers.”
Union leaders claim government negotiators are the ones refusing to meet.