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On strike for a day

Teachers and CUPE workers in support picket outside Mount Baker Secondary School on May 26.  - Sally MacDonald photo
Teachers and CUPE workers in support picket outside Mount Baker Secondary School on May 26.
— image credit: Sally MacDonald photo

Teachers in Cranbrook and throughout the East Kootenay walked the picket line on Monday, May 26,

in the first scheduled rotating one-day strike in B.C. The strike represents the second phase of job action by B.C.

Teachers Federation members. The B.C. government has countered the move with a 10 per cent wage cut for the duration of the

job action and a lockout that means teachers cannot arrive more than 45 minutes before classes begin, must leave within 45 minutes of classes

ending, and cannot work during breaks.

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