WATCH: BCTF President Jim Iker addresses the media Tuesday morning
A full-scale walkout by B.C. public school teachers is officially underway.
Last minute negotiations over the weekend between government and the province’s 41,000 unionized teachers failed to bring a resolution to the dispute.
Teachers are back behind the picket lines this morning around the province.
The BCTF says it has lowered its wage demands significantly, but the education minister says the government’s current offer is as good as it’s going to get.
Each side is blaming the other for misrepresenting their contract proposals.
Premier Christy Clark is calling on all sides to get back to the negotiating table.
Meanwhile, Playland in Vancouver has announced it will be open seven days a week in response to the strike.
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