B.C. teachers’ strike: government agrees to Vince Ready as mediator
Teachers have been calling for a mediated solution to their strike since Thursday
CBC News Posted: Jun 20, 2014 2:58 PM PT Last Updated: Jun 20, 2014 7:13 PM PT
A four year bachelor’s university degree, or a Master’s Degree for secondary teaching, coupled with something along the lines of an unpaid internship (PDP- Professional Development Program) where you are interning with in the system , unpaid, and put in 12-16 hour days for the duration, then spend, if you are lucky, several years of poorly paid service as a substitute (since the government insists on closing schools and shrinking numbers of instructors and special needs teachers)…gee, sounds so good that I decided I didn’t want to teach, after all..
I have nothing but respect for teachers and their ‘demands’ considering that the Supreme Court has back ed them up, fined the Province and then backed down over paying that fine, resulting in the Lieberals feeling they can run roughshod over the teachers and the entire educational system..now it seems that the public is less than sympathetic with the government’s stance, and with the advent of a threat of lawsuits to get tax refunds, they have been forced into mediation..let’s hope.