As you know, the BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) are out on rotating strikes this week in protest of the challenges they are facing bargaining with the BC Government. Today is the day teachers are striking at school district 68. As with the 2011 VIUFA strike, our fellow CUPE members working for the school district (Local 606) are walking the line in support of the BCTF.
Members of your Executive have already been on the line this morning showing support for the teachers and their right to strike against unfair bargaining practices.
We invite you to join your Executive in supporting the teachers right to strike by walking on the NDSS picket line at lunch today. Signs may be picked up from the CUPE office until 12:15pm (B255 Rm211), then we will be heading to the line at 12:15pm.
For those at other campuses in other districts, we encourage you to support the BCTF whether you honk your horn in support of the line, or go down and chat with the workers. The teachers and the school support workers have been very supportive of our labour actions in the past – now we can return the favor.