1.7 Days is dedicated to ensure Sooke Teachers get paid a day's wage for a day's work
The 1.7 Story
After last year's fight for public education, Sooke Teachers eagerly returned to work on Friday, September 18. Our members (many of whom changed schools) worked tirelessly to serve their students/communities and quickly got schools up and running. Sooke educators did this without receiving a normal pay cheque in over five months.
Teachers were ecstatic to hear news from District Superintendent Jim Cambridge that teachers would be paid 8 days in September. This good news made teachers feel supported in their return to classrooms.
Unfortunately, Sooke Teachers were actually paid 6.3 days. The district withheld nearly 2 days of pay. Most districts in province chose to support educators and paid 8 days.
In a plea to the Board of Education in February, the STA executive asked the Board to do the right thing and make teachers whole. Unfortunately, that request was denied. Sooke teachers want to negotiate a fair and reasonable solution to this impasse.
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