Teachers on the picket lines are feeling the impacts of the strike on their wallets but it is not affecting their resolve.
Teacher’s I’ve spoken to at Van Tech say they feel the government is not willing to negotiate, isn’t trying to move anywhere in their direction, and it’s hurting their bank accounts.
While they acknowledge parent’s frustration, they say the strike is not easy for them, it’s costing them $5000 out of pocket, which will double in September.
Still, they’re making plans to be off the job for the entire month of September because for them, backing down now would mean no chance of improving public education.
They’re hoping parents too will find a way to tough it out and not wane in their support.