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This is only week one and tweaks to plans are expected: Rob Fleming

BY The Canadian Press, Sep 18, 2020 1:02 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

The BC Teachers Federation hopes the Labour Relations Board can resolve teachers' concerns about COVID-related health and safety issues in schools.

The BCTF has filed a submission with the board asking it to propose solutions to what the union says are ``inadequate and inconsistent'' policies aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus.

Documents show the BCTF is seeking an ``expedited'' decision because union members feel ``pressured'' to work in unsafe situations and there's potential for job action by some teachers.

Education Minister Rob Fleming says ``this is only week one'' and tweaks to plans are expected, but he says his ministry has listened to concerns from teachers, parents and others in moving to re-open schools and keep students safe.

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