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Vernon school trustees call for end to labour dispute

Vernon School District officials want an end to the current labour dispute so classes can begin next week.

On Wednesday, trustees voted to write the B.C. Public School Employers Association and the B.C. Teachers Federation asking that mediation begin immediately so a contract can be reached.

"They both need a shake. We need to recover the ground that's been lost," said trustee Doris Square.

Trustees also passed a motion opposing the provincial government giving $40 a day to parents for child care if a contract is not reached with teachers before next week.

"These funds need to be put back into schools," said trustee Kelly Smith.

Look for more in Friday's Morning Star.

 

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