Teachers vote for teach-only strike


  • Jun. 29, 2011 7:00 p.m.

B.C. teachers voted 90 per cent in favour of a September strike that could see them only doing work that directly involves classroom duties and communicating with parents. If a settlement isn’t reached by the fall, teachers will not do administrative duties as of Sept. 6.

The B.C. Teachers’ Federation president, Susan Lambert, said the teach-only strike will go ahead if ongoing bargaining doesn’t achieve better classroom conditions, salary and benefit improvements and restoration of local bargaining rights.

The teachers held a series of votes on June 24, 27 and 28 to decide they are willing to strike.