Langley and Aldergrove schools will be behind picket lines again Friday, June 13

Strike pay is running out, say BCTF and students in Langley say they were penalized for walking out.

It will be a long weekend for Langley students next week.

The teachers’ strike continues next week, with Langley school district behind picket lines on Friday, June 13.

In the meantime, the B.C. Teachers Federation is saying it is running out of strike pay for teachers. Teachers are expected to vote on Monday and Tuesday on whether they would like to step up job action, including a full strike.

The Labour Relations Board ruled in favour of the government docking 10 per cent pay to teachers for not doing all their duties because they have been locked out by the government.

Meanwhile, some Langley students are saying they have been penalized by teachers, some have been given zeros on papers and projects handed in because they participated in the B.C. wide student walk out on Wednesday.

Katherine at D.W. Poppy had permission from her parents to walk out but she said she was given a zero on a French project for her stance.

“It’s not fair that I am being punished for standing up for our rights. Plus, we weren’t against the teachers in the protest,” she said.

All students were marked as absent and their parents were phoned, confirmed Langley School District.

But some students are saying they have been suspended.

District spokesperson Ken Hoff said he hasn’t heard of any students being penalized for walking out.

Just Posted

WHAT’S IN STORE: Caffeine drip, please

A look at how local businesses are helping kids through hospitals, camps, and homeless initiatives

VIDEO: People pack the streets for Community Day in Langley City

For the 25th anniversary of the annual event, it incorporated the food truck festival

Pride flag taken down by Township of Langley

Woman said she was told it was removed from her front yard because of a complaint

Langley’s Wyatt twins make Pan Am team

Wyatts back home after completing freshman year at University of Memphis

VIDEO: Beer lovers tip a few for Langley Rotary Clubs

17th Annual Tip ‘n Taste at Cascades Casino serves up craft suds for local charities

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

Most Read