Labour Relations Board rules remedial summer courses an 'essential service'

Dec 19 2017, 11:06 am

The provincial government’s Labour Relations Board has issued a ruling say that remedial summer school courses for Grades 10, 11 and 12 are to be an ‘essential service’.

These courses are designated to students who previously failed the course and are not able to re-take their failed course during the upcoming school semester.

Meanwhile, a small handful of year-round schools will reopen on Monday after a B.C. Teachers’ Federation decision to halt picketing at these schools. These schools are affected much more by the full-scale strike given that they are open for session during the summer months as well.

School districts across the province have also delayed the start date of their general summer school sessions. The decision was made to provide the teachers’ union and the provincial government with more time to come to an agreement.

Unless an agreement can be reached over the coming days, the full-scale teachers’ strike could cause the cancellation of summer school across the province.


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