B.C. teachers continue to vote on escalation of job action
Today is the last day for B.C. teachers to vote on whether to escalate their rotating walkouts into a full-scale strike.
The voting began yesterday and results are expected tonight between 9 and 10 p.m.
If teachers vote for a full-scale walkout, they will need to give a 72-hour strike notice.
Teachers have been engaged in rotating strikes for several weeks now.
A full scale walkout would affect thousands of students enrolled in summer school and summer camps, although the B.C. government said it would lift the lockout for teachers for summer school if a deal is not reached.
The voting by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation members comes after education support staff reached a tentative agreement with the provincial government On Sunday.
A poll released by Global News on Monday reveals nearly half of B.C. adults who have children in school support teachers in the ongoing labour dispute between the BCTF and B.C. government.