The presidents of local Teachers Associations say they’re worried the next phase of job action may be inevitable.
Mike Ball, President of the Nanaimo District Teachers Association, says the two sides are at a virtual standstill in bargaining. He also points out recess has already been moved to to the end of the day for elementary students in SD68, and now other activities are in jeopardy.
On the Sunshine Coast there haven’t been any changes for students or parents, and SD 46 is even going ahead with the May 5th PD day, but the frustration being voiced by teachers is the same.
Louise Herle, Sunshine Coast Teacher’s Association President, says after the Minister of Education threatened last week to lock out teachers on the last day of school and the government moved to make the union pay benefit costs during the job action tensions are higher.
If the BCTF moves to the next phase of job action there would be rotating walk outs.