Teachers in northern First Nation walk off jobs, demand first wage hike in 20 years
Students in Pimicikamak have not been in class since Monday because teachers in the northern community, formerly known as Cross Lake, are picketing for what would be their first salary increase in 20 years.
"We did have several meetings before that and we gave a heads-up to chief and council that this is what we were going to do," spokesperson Allan Ross said.
"The main issue is that the teachers in Cross Lake have been underpaid for 20 years. The last time they got an adequate raise was in 1996."