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TEACHERS STRIKE: Local Coverage Map, Dispute Timeline & Tweets
Black Press newspapers around B.C. are covering local impacts of the B.C. teachers strike as well as provincial developments.
See above for map of our local coverage with links to stories, or scroll down for tweets.
Here's a timeline of the recent developments in the dispute by Black Press provincial affairs reporter Tom Fletcher:
Wednesday, May 28 – BCTF says rotating strikes will continue next week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. See below for list of districts and days affected.
Monday May 26 – Education Minister Peter Fassbender rules out any swift move to legislate teachers back to work.
May 22 – School districts plan stop-work order limiting teachers hours. BCTF sees move as preparation for 10 % pay cut, warns it will disrupt after-hours activities, including grad ceremonies.
May 17 – Province offers $1,200 signing bonus, coupled with threat of escalating pay cuts if teachers refuse duties. Government abandons 10-year contract, revised offer is six years.
Campbell River Mirror editorial: Students the losers in teacher contract dispute
Victoria News editorial: Mediator crucial for labour logjam
Langley Times editorial: Students the losers in destructive teacher contract fight
Parksville-Qualicum Beach News editorial: Local school boards serve little purpose