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Posted: May 26, 2014

Teachers take part in rotating strike

Teachers from throughout the East Kootenay’s two school districts are taking part in the first day of rotating strikes by members of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) today (May 26), meaning it’s a long weekend for regional students.

Teachers in School District No. 5 and School District No. 6 are striking in conjunction with educators in 17 districts province-wide today.

The B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) announced May 20 that as a “result of the unwillingness of the provincial government and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) to offer any improvements to class size, class composition, and other important learning conditions for students, as well as the employer’s unfair wage demands, teachers will begin rotating strikes on Monday, May 26.”

Classes are cancelled today in the Columbia Valley, Kimberley, Cranbrook and Elk Valley areas.

For more go here.

Pictured above: Teachers at Cranbrook’s Steeples Elementary School patrol the picket line this morning (May 26). Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW

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