News

No picket lines today meant work for CUPE custodians, clerks

School District 43 will decide Thursday whether to continue with summer school. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
School District 43 will decide Thursday whether to continue with summer school.
— image credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO

School District 43 support staff were back on the job today, Monday, as picket lines were down at Tri-City school facilities.

But what will happen the rest of the summer is still up in the air.

SD43 support staff who are members of CUPE Local 561, including custodians and clerical workers, were allowed in schools Monday to start the end-of-the-year cleaning and other routines, according to superintendent Tom Grant.

Meanwhile, parents and school districts awaited word on whether today's June 30 deadline for a government contract proposal to the BC Teachers Federation would be met that provided teachers with a $1,200 signing bonus.

Grant confirmed that School District 43 would decided Thursday, July 3 whether to  proceed with summer school for more than 5,000 students who signed up. Although a Labour Relations' Board decision last week ruled summer school was essential for students in Grades 10 to 12 who failed courses and couldn't retake them, very few students in SD43 were affected and Grant said he expected students requiring remedial help could get their their educational needs met in the fall

It appears the province and the BC Teachers' Federation remain far apart on wages, class size and composition issues.

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

 

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 ...

Plastic barrier testing begins to shield Metro Vancouver bus drivers
 
Nominate a Port Coquitlam volunteer for an award
 
UPDATED: Plenty of voices at Fremont connector townhall
Strong start for Terry Fox
 
Fraser Health plans two-month bump in surgeries and scans
 
Green MLA Weaver to seek leadership
Deadly dog walker sent to jail
 
North Burnaby protest camps dismantled
 
OUTLOOK: Leading the way in life-changing eye surgery

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Jan 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.