'Tired and tattered' after long strike

NEWS/ SCHOOLS — “Tired and tattered.”

That’s how teachers on the picket lines were describing themselves Tuesday morning after hearing that a tentative deal has been reached between the B.C. 426 more words

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Dawn of a New Era? I hope so!

With the dawn of this day, we receive the exciting news of a tentative deal reached between @BCTF and @BCPSEA. The most incredible and promising part of this news is that it was a NEGOTIATED settlement. 211 more words


Fassbender echoes calls for BCTF to suspend strike: Confirms lockout lifted

WATCH: Education Minister Peter Fassbender floats the possibility of extending the school year for Grade 12 students. Keith Baldrey explains.

VANCOUVER – There are renewed calls today from the Education Minister for the BCTF to suspend its strike. 232 more words


The BC Liberals need to end the teachers dispute - the sooner the better.

I’ll say it again. In the dispute with the BCTF, the BC Liberal government is in trouble. During negotiations, the Liberals’ unceasing public pronouncements front-end loaded the ideas of an “affordability zone” and a settlement “consistent with other public sector unions”. 608 more words


Editorial — Should parents ask their kids to take sides?

TUESDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — When should parents start involving their children in politics, especially the politics of protest?

At least some Kamloops parents are joining the dispute between teachers and the government today, and they’re asking their kids to protest alongside them. 294 more words


It's the first day of school — NOT!

NEWS/ SCHOOLS — Instead of yellow buses and kids with packed lunches heading off to school, the streets of Kamloops and other cities in the province will see striking teachers and protesting parents today (Tuesday). 243 more words

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