Does the strong full-scale strike mandate from BC teachers move the deadlocked process along?
That’s a question we put to Paul Boscariol President of the Nelson and District Teachers Association.
86% of teachers who voted the last two days are in favour of the escalated job action which could mean a full walk out.
But the BCTF wants the focus to be on getting a deal by month’s end.
As for no war chest in funds for strike pay Boscariol says that’s a non-factor and teachers are committed to taking a stand against the under-funding of public education.
Arrow Lakes schools are closed for a one day strike Wednesday.
Schools in Kootenay Columbia will shut Thursday while Kootenay Lake and Boundary schools are closed Friday.