Central Okanagan parents playing the waiting game

Teachers set to release their next move in their on-going contract battle Tuesday evening.

  • Tue Mar 20th, 2012 6:00am
  • News

The Central Okanagan school district is among those in a holding pattern over spring break as the B.C. Teachers’ Federation gets set to make it’s next move.

Information on the district’s website states schools are expected to reopen next week on schedule, however, the BCTF is currently debating Bill 22 with the possibility of an illegal strike looming.

On Monday the delegates voted to increase union dues to fight the legislation, which forced them back to work when it became law on Saturday, March 17th.

A vote on union leadership is underway and it’s expected the new course of action will be revealed today (Tuesday, March 20), whether that be an illegal strike or legal withdrawal of extra voluntary services—coaching, school music trips and so forth.

According to Vancouver Sun reporter Janet Steffenhagen’s Twitter feed, teachers at the AGM Monday took their message to the streets leaving the meeting with placards to protest the bill.