Teachers ask for right to skip 8 days over 2 weeks


Locutus
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British Columbia's teachers want the right to walk off the job for nearly two weeks in their ongoing contract dispute.
Teachers have been on a limited strike since the beginning of the school year, but because of essential services legislation, that job action has been limited to skipping administrative tasks rather than a full-scale walkout.



The B.C. Teachers' Federation wants that to change, and asked the Labour Relations Board on Monday night to allow teachers to pull their services for four days a week for two weeks. The board is expected to rule Tuesday morning.


Their employer countered by suggesting teachers should be limited to walking out for a single day over a 10-day period, while returning to their full duties when they're at work.





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Teachers ask for right to skip 8 days over 2 weeks | CTV British Columbia
 
mentalfloss
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I feel sorry for teachers.

They're underpaid and overworked.
 
PoliticalNick
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I have a hard time sympathizing with them. The teachers knew the job when they decided to be teachers. It's not like they signed a deal and then the scope of work changed drastically afterward. Considering how many days a year they actually work they get a reasonable wage.
 
Tonington
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Quote: Originally Posted by PoliticalNickView Post

The teachers knew the job when they decided to be teachers.

You don't know that. Plenty of people choose careers without knowing everything about the job.
 
TenPenny
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The teachers' union feels that being out on strike for 8 days in 2 wks will still allow them to do the essential teaching.

If the essential teaching takes 1 day a week, what do they normally do for the other 4 days?
 
selin
#6
same **** different day...
 
MHz
#7
Do they leave the kids assignments and then mark them when returning to work? What happens if the kids marks improve across the board during those two weeks, will they then take a pay cut?

Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

The teachers' union feels that being out on strike for 8 days in 2 wks will still allow them to do the essential teaching.

If the essential teaching takes 1 day a week, what do they normally do for the other 4 days?

Better yet, if all kids could be taught the 'basics' in just 4 years (12 - 16) then take a few years off to get some real world experience then at 18 continue on with the education that benefits your specific profession. If implemented by years end how much would be saved over the next 10 years and would the level of education rise overall and in specific professions? (compared tp the cost of education today going all the way to kindergarten and Sesame Street expenses and upto to exit from university with some sort of degree that says you are a pro in your field.
 

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