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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?

    http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=4f4dac97c2e1b0e4bdfdc394

    +++++++
    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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