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Teacher labour impasse decades in the making:SD20 chair

A pretty depressing outlook from a local school board chair in light of the failure by the government and teachers to reach a deal on the labour impasse.

Darrel Ganzert with the Kootenay Columbia district says both sides are so unbending he figures the ongoing strike could go on for some time.

Ganzert says the government has decided to settle a fight over twenty years in the making and they simply don’t want to fund public education to the level that teachers want.

He figures the court battle over class size and composition should be set aside to allow a deal to be done now.

That’s because the losers of the October appeal decision may yet take things to the country’s highest court which could take years.

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