Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Prince Rupert teachers to return to the picket lines on Monday

With little progress at the bargaining table, the BCTF announced another round of rotating strikes will take place June 2nd through June 6th, with no strike action scheduled for Wednesday.

In a late afternoon media release,  BCTF President Jim Iker outlined the next stage of the labour dispute.

 With the provincial government still refusing to put the necessary funding on the table to reach a reasonable deal on issues like class size, composition, staffing levels, and fair wages for teachers, the BC Teachers’ Federation will continue rotating strikes next week"

For Prince Rupert parents and students, Monday. June 2nd will be the targeted strike day for School District 52.

As it was this week, the labour dispute will also affect transportation resources for the School District and will once again find affiliated union members on the picket lines alongside the PRDTA members.

Any updates on the Prince Rupert school's situation can be found on the School District 52 website.

A copy of the press release and list of all the communities to be affected by next weeks round of rotating strikes can be found here.

More background on the latest developments in the labour dispute can be found on the BCTF website, however access to the site is at times hard to come by, as user requests appear to be overwhelming their systems.

Beyond the current round of negotiations, Thursday will also bring an 11 AM session at the Labour Relations Board The labour Board will hear arguments regarding the recent 10 per cent wage reduction placed on striking teachers and whether that move by the government is a valid procedure.

As has been the case over the last two weeks, we have been tracking a wide range of information and opinion on the dispute, you can find updated items on our archive page.

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