In case you hadn’t guessed. I stand in 100% solidarity with the BC teachers.
VANCOUVER — The talks continued tonight, as the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government bargaining teams met at a hotel in Richmond, with veteran mediator Vince Ready.
They announced late on Thursday that the two sides would be meeting again.
“Bargaining is continuing,” Ready told Global News today. He confirmed he was shuttling between the two rooms, but wouldn’t comment further on the talks.
Since negotiations led by Ready fell apart two weeks ago, teachers have voted more than 99 percent in favour of returning to work if there was binding arbitration. The government has ruled this, but it appeared that they are getting more flexible on the contentious E80 clause, which deals with class size and composition.
“We have said clearly, tell us what the problem with E80 is, and we’ll negotiate that,” said Education Minister Peter Fassbender. “And again, negotiations are about give and take.”
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