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Teachers vote on next step

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Terrace and District Teachers' Union president Karen Andrews prepares the ballot box for this afternoon's vote.
— image credit: Janine Workman

Teachers in Terrace start voting this afternoon to decide how they'll react to legislation which ended a seven-month job action in March.

Voting takes place at the Elks Hall on Tetrault St. starting at 4:15 and ending at 7 p.m.

Teachers province-wide and in Terrace in Thornhill will be voting on Bill 22 action plan,” said Karen Andrews, president of the Terrace and District Teachers' Union, of the provincial legislation.

Bill 22, passed in March, halted teacher job action, which has been ongoing since September and included refusing to write report cards and refusing to supervise before and after school activities and recess.

Teachers staged a three-day strike after Bill 22 was introduced in the legislation and before it became law.

This time teachers are deciding if they should refuse all volunteer and extra curricular activities as well as deciding if they should take another vote which, if passed, could result in a full-scale strike.

The provincial government has said it is set to impose hefty fines on teachers should they strike in defiance of Bill 22.

Andrews expects results on the vote to be available this Friday.

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