August 1, 2014 5:52 pm

Teachers and government to return to bargaining table in one week

British Columbia Teachers' Federation President Jim Iker announces a full-scale strike for school teachers is set for Tuesday, June 17 during a press conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday June 12, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

The BCTF and the province have agreed to return to the bargaining table in a week.

BCTF President Jim Iker and BCPSEA lead negotiator Peter Cameron agreed Friday morning to resume bargaining on August 8.

The following joint statement was issued.

“At noon today, BCTF and BCPSEA agreed to meet on August 8 in order to seek a way forward for resolving the current bargaining dispute before the start of the new school year.”

The resumption of bargaining comes one day after Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced that parents of children under 13 years old would receive $40 per day per child for childcare should the teachers’ dispute drag on when classes are supposed to resume in September.

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