Classes will resume on Monday for BC students after nearly three weeks of no school, after teachers voted 86 per cent in favour of accepting the six-year contract that was hammered out in the wee hours of Sept 16th. The strike and lockout are now over.
BC Teacher Federation President Jim Iker says “We all know this deal isn’t perfect” but also says he’s happy with the outcome. He also says schools will open on Monday across most districts in BC and “no time will be made up” in response to missed class. He says it will be up to schools districts whether students attend part of the day on Monday or most of the day.
Iker says the fact teachers in other provinces have higher salaries is something that still needs to be addressed.