Vince Ready Walks Out. Talks With Teachers Over

Both the Vancouver Sun and the Globe and Mail are reporting that talks are off between the BC Government and the BCTF after Vince Ready walked out of last minute negotiations designed to find a solution to the labour dispute.

[excerpt] Veteran mediator Vince Ready has walked away from talks between British Columbia teachers and their employer, smothering parents’ hopes the school year will start on time.

The province’s 40,000 public school teachers went on strike two weeks before summer vacation in June, and the ongoing job action has many worried the start of school may be put on hold indefinitely.

After Ready left the bargaining table Saturday, Peter Cameron, the government’s negotiator, said the current round of talks was over.

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