British Columbia

B.C. teachers vote in favour of pulling extracurricular support

B.C. teachers have voted to withdraw services for extracurricular activities, a move which could affect graduation events, sports activities and year-end drama productions.

B.C. teachers have voted to withdraw services for extracurricular activities, a move which could affect graduation events, sports activities and year-end drama productions.

The B.C. Teachers' Federation put forward its action plan last month and teachers voted on it earlier this week, with 73 per cent approving the plan.

The action plan also included the possibility of a future vote on a walkout.

In an email to teachers obtained by the CBC Thursday night, BCTF president Susan Lambert said the actions of the provincial government — culminating in the passing of Bill 22, which took away teachers' right to strike — have been nothing more than unabashed attacks on public education.

On Friday, the B.C. Labour Relations Board announced that the province’s teachers would have to complete report cards that were originally due during strike action in March.

The BCTF had argued that the employers’ association didn’t have the right to re-schedule report cards that were due during a strike action. B.C. teachers must now complete the March reports by April 27.

With files from The Canadian Press

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