Opinion

Editorial — Quick resolution to teachers' strike is needed

It appears that school is over for the summer, as the full-fledged strike by members of the B.C. Teachers Federation began Tuesday.

Here’s hoping that there will be a quick resolution to the strike, through hard and meaningful bargaining. Both sides in the dispute say they wish to reach a settlement — that’s what members of the public, and especially parents and students, wants as well. The longer the contract, the better, for that means more years of labour peace and more concentration on learning.

High school students should be able to write their final exams, as that has been ruled an essential service by the Labour Relations Board. The fate of summer school remains up in the air. Hopefully, there will soon be word on what is happening on that front.

This dispute has been hard on all involved, and the sooner it is over, the better.

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