The BC Teachers’ Federation is set to find out this week whether it will have another chance to appeal its case against the B.C. government.
The Supreme Court of Canada is set to rule Thursday whether to grant the union’s request for it to hear its case.
The teachers have been fighting for more than a decade over bargaining rights with regard to class size and composition.
They argue they should be able to negotiate those factors since they affect teachers’ working conditions.
The government has argued their bargaining rights are fine as they are. Improving class size and composition would cost the province a lot of cash.
The strife came to a head in 2014, when teachers went on a full-on strike for several months, leaving hundreds of thousands of kids out of class.