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Teachers approve 3-day strike next week

Posted on 01. Mar, 2012 by in Regions |  

The province’s teachers overwhelmingly approved a three-day strike that starts on Monday, reports the CBC.

Photo source: cliff1066™, Flickr, Creative Commons.

This morning the B.C. Teachers’ Federation announced the results of a union vote that saw teachers vote 87 per cent in favour of the job action.

They won’t work Monday, March 5, Tuesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 7.

Earlier this week, the Labour Relations Board ruled the teachers can stage a three-day strike once, and then strike one day a week after that.

Source: CBC

Shortly after the Labour Relations Board’s decision, the province announced they’ll introduce legislation to make any strike illegal until the summer.

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3 Responses to “Teachers approve 3-day strike next week”

  1. viirga 2 March 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Since no one else was asking parents what they feel, I did, in this STRAW POLL:

    The BC government will settle the teacher’s strike under a “net-zero mandate, meaning no additional money would be put on the table”. Should money be spent either on teacher’s salaries or funding schools? Should teachers get everything they want?

    This poll was first published the evening of Tuesday Feb 28th. These are results from posting in the comments of 2 CBC stories, 2 Globe and Mail articles, 3 Province articles; Kootenay local media (where posts were allowed): 2 Black Press articles (incl here); 3 Lone Sheep articles, 1 Inthekoots article; and various local facebook groups.

    • viirga 7 March 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      STRAW POLL passes 500
      Public Support for Union Weak

  2. Newberry 4 March 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Get rid of all the low end support workers and give that money back to the real teachers.

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