Vancouver School Board warns teacher strike may escalate
British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) president Jim Iker speaks to a BC Supreme Court judge ruling at press conference in Vancouver, B.C. on Monday Jan. 27, 2014. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS FILE PHOTO)
The superintendent of schools for the Vancouver School Board has warned parents that rotating school closures could be in the works as the strike by teachers escalates.
Dr. Steve Cardwell issued a statement saying the closures would be preceded by 48-hour notice from the union.
“Although negotiations continue, we want to provide parents information about what may emerge if the parties are not successful in reaching a settlement,” said the letter. “The BCTF may choose to escalate their job action to a second phase, which could include ‘rotating’ school closures.”
Cardwell tells parents to contact principals for more specific information related to the strike.
Teachers served their notice of job action in April.