School is back Monday, the strike is over

  • Oct. 23, 2005 11:00 a.m.

Teachers on the islands and around the province will be back in the classrooms Monday morning, according to Duncan White, President of the Queen Charlotte Islands District Teachers’ Association.
Mr. White told the Observer at 8:45 pm Sunday he had just received word from Vancouver that teachers had voted Sunday to go back to work Monday morning. He had no details available on the vote.
The teachers had been striking illegally since Friday October 7, a full two weeks, to back their demands for more control over learning conditions and for more money.
Arbitrator Vince Ready booked into the dispute last week and issued a report calling on both sides -the government and the teachers- to compromise.
Teachers accepted the reports’ recommendations Sunday, and will be back in the classroom Monday morning.
It is expected that school buses on the islands will be running normally Monday, but the Observer could not confirm that Sunday night.