From Andrea Woo:
Just spoke with five teachers outside the voting site in Vancouver and three of them voted against the tentative agreement. The two who voted for it did so grudgingly, saying they couldn’t afford to lose any more money on the picket lines — some have lost around $10,000 — and that they’re worried public perception will turn against them if they vote no. All of them are disappointed with the agreement, but feel it will pass. Several long-time teachers have told me that if they were just starting out today, they wouldn’t get into teaching.
— Andrea Woo (@AndreaWoo) September 18, 2014
Many local teachers’ associations set up information study sessions and voting meetings for teachers today, and tweets show throngs of teachers eager to participate in the process.
— Brittany Jeanne (@Blum2400) September 18, 2014
— Lynda Lewis (@lyndasuelew) September 18, 2014
— SaanichTeachers (@BCTF63) September 18, 2014
— Laura Barker (@LauraCBarker) September 18, 2014
— Rich the Teach (@1amrich2) September 18, 2014