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B.C. teachers back in school; Violence at meat packers’ picket; Rules relaxed for caregiver benefits; Sex workers’ rights
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/09/2005

B.C. teachers back in school

VICTORIA — The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation ended the illegal strike that started Oct. 7 by voting to accept a deal drawn up by mediator Vince Ready. The province’s 38,000 public school teachers walked out on the job after the province extended a three-year contract it imposed in 2002. The union incurred a $500,000 fine for ignoring a return-to-work order. Union leaders said they recommended the deal on the condition that the province address issues such as class size.

Violence at meat packers’ picket