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05/20/2014 10:52 EDT | Updated 07/20/2014 05:59 EDT

B.C. teachers expected to update job action plans

The leaders of the B.C. Teachers' Federation are expected to update their plans for job action this morning, following last week's threat of a wage cut from B.C. government negotiators.

The BCTF confirmed on Tuesday morning plans to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PT, but no details of what they plan to announce have been released.

"Time for govt to drop threats and get real at the table. $ for class comp/class size and salary needed," said a tweet issued by BCTF executive member James Sanyshyn.

Last week the Vancouver School Board warned parents to prepare for rotating school closures if a settlement is not reached.

On Friday the government threatened to cut teachers' pay by five per cent because of the limited job action that started last month. The government also promised the teachers a $1,200 bonus if a six-year contract deal was signed by the end of the school year in June.

Speaking after the government announcement last week, BCTF president Jim Iker said there won't be a deal unless the government is prepared to put appropriate class size limits, class size composition guarantees and guaranteed staffing levels for specialist teachers into the contract.

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