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BC teachers forced onto picket lines next week

BC teachers will conduct rotating strikes beginning next week to back demands for a fair contract that puts students first.

The union has provided advance notice of their picket action in order to ensure parents are able to make alternative arrangements. For information about the picketing in your school district, see here: http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/Parents/RotatingStrikesMessageToParents.pdf

HSA members who encounter a picket line are urged not to cross the picket line. Under your collective agreement, you are protected against disciplinary action if you refuse to cross a legal picket line.

A number of HSA members who support children in schools may be affected. Please talk to your HSA steward for information about reporting to work in the event your worksite is behind a picket line.

Should you encounter a picket line, contact your HSA steward or the HSA office at 604 439 0994 or 1 800 663 2017.

HSA members are encouraged to support the efforts of BC’s teachers by visiting http://afairdeal.ca or sending an email to your MLA http://afairdeal.ca/have_your_say.html

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