Is it a possible turning point in the BC teachers dispute?
The province confirms Education Minister Peter Fassbender, government negotiator Peter Cameron and BC Teachers Federation Jim Iker will meet tomorrow at the legislature in Victoria.
It’s the first face-to-face between the union head and the minister.
The last time he met with anyone from the government was more than two weeks ago.
No word yet on what they’ll talk about, whether it’ll be bargaining.
Teachers set up picket lines today in various school districts, with exactly a week to go until school is supposed to start.
Meanwhile, an update now on a story CKNW first reported last week.
The parents of children with special needs will continue to have access to government subsidies covering daycare costs, if the dispute isn’t resolved by Friday.
Last month, New Westminster mother Anne Belanger received a letter informing her the $3,200 per month she collects from the government would dry up in September.
She told reporters last week she would have to take a leave from work to care for her son.
Staff with the Ministry of Education now confirm contractors are being told the funding will continue.
They say lower-income parents currently receiving child care subsidies are also eligible for the full-day subsidy until schools re-open.