Labour board approves teacher job action escalation

The B.C. Labour Relations Board released its findings Tuesday

Mission teachers and their counterparts across the province can escalate job action after this morning’s BC Labour Relations Board ruling.

It can include a full withdrawal of services for a maximum of three instructional days, and one out of five days a week after that, with two school days’ notice.

“Teachers would prefer to be engaging in a meaningful mediation process to resolve this dispute rather than escalating it,” said BCTF President Susan Lambert. “But given the government’s ongoing refusal to meet us half way, we’re compelled to try to increase the pressure on both our employer and government.”

Tuesday’s ruling follows on the heels of the BCTF’s day of action, which involved teachers province-wide.