Local teachers and support workers hit the picket lines outside School District 19 facilities bright and early on Tuesday morning wondering if their fight with the provincial government would be supported by the public.
“W’ve had people honking and waving in support,” said teacher-on-call Janette Vickers, who was walking the line at SD 19’s vehicle barn by Downie Timber.
It was much the same at other strike locations: people stopping to wish the picketers well and even a young girl riding by with her own gesture of support.
The teachers and support staff are back at work as usual on Wednesday, May 28. However, the rotating strikes continue elsewhere in the province until the end of the week.
The BC Teachers’ Federation says more strike action could lie in the future if the government continues its refusal to discuss class size and class composition at the bargaining table.
While we wait to hear what will happen in the future here are some photos from the teachers’ front lines: