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News Items tag as: Teacher strike 2014

  • Be leery of this email targeting education support payments

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Parents looking to get the $40-per-day temporary education support payment promised by the government during the B.C. teachers’ strike are advised to be aware of a fraudulent email which includes a link to a false Canada Revenue Agency website.

  • Teachers upset over missing day of pay

    KAMLOOPS - Kamloops teachers are among the minority in the province not getting paid for the day they spent preparing their classrooms for the first day of school.
  • What Monday will look like for back to school

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Schools across the province are  set to reopen to students Monday now that the provincial government and teachers have successfully negotiated a new contract.
  • The agreement that got teachers back to school

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Teachers agreed to a new contract with the government after more than 18 months of negotiations and while not all the details have been released a picture of the deal is starting to emerge. 
  • Teachers vote yes, school back in session next week

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - The teachers vote is in and school will be back in session next week.
  • Districts planning for back to school

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - As teachers make their decision today whether to ratify a contract agreement with the province, school boards are busy making plans in the hopes that students will be back in school next week.
  • UPDATE: Historic 6-year term, more teachers part of new agreement

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - A tentative deal has been reached between teachers and the province and that means students could be back in school as early as Monday.
  • Teacher strike 2014: The timeline

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - A lot has happened since negotiations began on the latest contract for B.C. teachers and it’s easy to lose track of how we got to where we are today.
  • Fassbender: ‘It’s driving me crazy’

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - The Education Minister kicked off a press conference Monday afternoon with not one, but two movie references (Groundhog Day and Back to the Future if you were wondering), following them with a counter proposal to the teachers’ union second request to enter binding arbitration.
  • UPDATE: General strike in support of teachers put on hold

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Plans to call for a general strike beginning Wednesday have been put on hold while B.C. residents wait for the results of a teachers' union vote on suspending the strike and whether the government will agree to binding arbitration.

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