REPORTING · 17th June 2014
On Monday, June 16th, one day from the day the Teacher’s strike, the teachers were out of school due to the Rotating strike and many of them gathered in Centennial Park at 2:00 pm to kick off a Burmashave along the highway.
“We are letting the public know what our issues are, what the teachers issues are. As always, they remain class size and composition as priority number 1. Second, we’re looking at Salary,” said Kim Meyer from the Kitimat District Teachers Association.
She expressed the teachers are not very happy with the way the government has been negotiating. They provided some significant revisions to their proposals. The government milled it over for the weekend. 6:00 Pm Sunday, they took a step backwards.
“Their salary proposal to us has decreased. They’ve offered us less then they offered us last week. They are saying class size and composition isn’t on the table,” said Meyer.
She expressed the strike looks eminent.
Comment by FayEllen McFarlane on 18th June 2014
Thank you to everyone who honked, waved, or gave us a 'thumbs up'! We appreciate your support. Thank you.
Better Support for Teachers
Comment by Carol on 17th June 2014
The government really don't "get it" ! They need to sit in the classroom and see what the teachers have to deal with on a daily basis. The teacher can only do so much in a classroom with 30 students or whatever the size maybe. Without a teacher assistant to help the students that really need assistant then it prevents the teachers and students from getting the necessary task accomplished. Cutbacks for teacher assistants should never of happened, some children just need a little more quiet time and assistance to move forward in growth to be a contributing citizen some day.