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Teachers to strike Monday

Teachers are likely to strike for three days beginning Monday after the BCTF voted 87 per cent in favour of resisting government.

Members of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation voted overwhelmingly in favour of participating in a full-scale walkout starting Monday.

Of 32,209 teachers across the province who cast ballots Feb. 28 and 29, 87 per cent said yes to escalating job action, the federation announced Wednesday night.

The union was required to give two school days' notice before being in a legal strike position, under a Labour Relations Board ruling on essential services that allow for three consecutive days of full strike action next week.