VANCOUVER – B.C.’s teachers will strike Monday, B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert says.
Lambert said Thursday morning the province’s 41,000 teachers “will withdraw their services” for three days, beginning Monday.
“We have a legal right strike for three days,” Lambert told reporters gathered at BCTF offices in Vancouver. “That’s our intention.”
If the provincial government’s legislation is enacted before Wednesday, Lambert said the union will consult its members about the next step.
Lambert said she recognizes the problems the walkout will cause parents.
“We understand that this will cause you concern,” she said, stressing the walkout is necessary to stand up to government bullying.
By Evan Duggan with Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun March 1, 2012 10:44 AM
With a file from Andrea Woo