Teachers and public school employers agree to resume bargaining

BC Teachers’ FederationĀ PresidentJim Iker and BC Public School Employers’ Association lead negotiator Peter Cameron agreed on Friday, August 1, to resume negotiations next week.

“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,” they said in a joint statement.

That brief statement offers some hope to families that the months-old teachers strike and lockout will be resolved before school is set to start on Wednesday, September 3.