News

Fraser Cascade teachers spend day on picket lines

Fraser Cascade teachers, including these Agassiz area teachers, walked the picket lines on Monday, as the first day of rotating strikes got started across the province.  - Jessica Peters/ Observer
Fraser Cascade teachers, including these Agassiz area teachers, walked the picket lines on Monday, as the first day of rotating strikes got started across the province.
— image credit: Jessica Peters/ Observer

Teachers in Agassiz rallied together Monday, the first day of rotating strikes that will affect schools through the week.

They camped out in front of AESS and braved the rain with umbrellas and signs. B.C.'s teachers are lobbying for a fair contract, as well as improvements to class size, class composition and other student learning conditions.

Rotating strikes will move through districts Monday to Thursday, as the BC Teachers' Federation has moved into the second stage of their strike action. Their employer, the B.C. Public School Employers' Association, responded to their rotating strike action with a decrease in pay.

On Monday afternoon, the government announced they are not planning on legislating an end to the strike.

Fraser Cascade includes schools in Harrison Hot Springs, Agassiz, Hope and Boston Bar.



 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Seabird Island students on television
 
Agassiz mayor seeking second term
 
Ready, set, learn at Kent elementary
Another SkyTrain shutdown snarls transit commute
 
Views split on bigger medical role for firefighters
 
Plans for Larco land get go ahead
City to set guidelines for family-friendly festivals
 
BC Parkway improvements mean smoother riding, walking
 
Innovative BCIT program helps veterans make the leap to civilian life

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 25 edition online now. Browse the archives.