BC’s teachers are to vote on exerting what the BCTF calls “the maximum pressure” on government in the current contract dispute.
Teachers will be balloted Monday and Tuesday on whether they want to escalate their job action beyond one-day rotating strikes .
This in the wake of a labour relations ruling finding government can deduct 10% wages.
Paul Boscariol, the President of the Nelson and District Teachers Association. says he’s not surprised it came to this because teachers were already angered by the lock out, pay deduction and the lack of movement in negotiations by the government.
Teachers offered to reduce their wage demands to under 10% over 4 years, but the government says the overall package teachers want is still around 14% compounded.