Canada’s convenient negotiator won’t be at the table with teacher’s union and government

first_imgJust when it appeared the two sides in the dispute were ready to move forward with mediation, the mediator they were ready to move forward with, Vince Ready says he isn’t ready to get involved.Ready is widely considered one of Canada’s top labor troubleshooters and the B.C. Teacher’s Federation said last week he was someone who could move things forward.However, the government’s chief negotiator, Peter Cameron is convinced nothing will be able to move things forward until the teacher’s union is ready to move forward with some serious adjustments to its demands.- Advertisement – “It’s really over to them, if they’re in the mode of searching for some magical solution,” says Cameron. “But the real solution is they’ve got to grapple with the fact that their wage and benefit position is way out of line.”The teacher’s initiated the full scale walkout last Tuesday, but here in the Peace River North School District, it followed a June 13th rotating strike and the province wide June 16th study session.As a result, this will be the 7th consecutive day most local area students have been outside classroom.Advertisementlast_img read more