As school ends for the summer, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation is holding a member vote, seeking a mandate to reject “government interference” in province-wide bargaining.
Outgoing BCTF president Susan Lambert notified 40,000 public school teachers of the vote in a letter sent out Monday.
Teachers have until Friday June 28 to vote, however, Cariboo Chilcotin Teachers’ Federation president Joan Erb hopes to have all the local votes in by 4 p.m. Thursday so she can count them and submit them in time for the BCTF deadline of noon, Friday.
Hoping for a good turnout, Erb said voting has been held at workplace sites throughout the district for convenience.
With files from Tom Fletcher