Be prepared for teacher work action in September

The B.C. Teachers’ Federation won a strike mandate from its members, with limited job action expected to start in September.

Of those who cast ballots, 90 per cent voted in favour of a strike if there’s no progress in contract talks over the summer.

While classes are expected to resume in September as usual, teachers won’t attend staff meeting, gather data, supervise students outside of instructional hours or write formal report cards, says BCTF president Susan Lambert.


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“The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has completed a strike vote that will result in teachers withdrawing from administrative duties starting in the fall. That will eventually ramp up to more serious job action, with an outright school strike looming for the spring.”

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