Iker Re-elected BCTF President – Update
Prince George, B.C. – Jim Iker of Topley has been re-elected for a third one-year term as president of the BC Teachers Federation at the organization’s 99th annual general meeting in Victoria.
In addition, first vice-president Glen Hansman of Vancouver and second vice-president Terri Mooring of Quesnel were also re-elected to their respective positions.
“I am very grateful to BC teachers for all their support, commitment, and solidarity this past year,” says Iker. “It is an honour to lead this great union and be the spokesperson in our collective advocacy for better working and learning conditions across British Columbia.”
Prince George District Teachers Association president Tina Cousins says it’s unusual for table officers to stay longer than two years but is pleased Iker will be back.
“The last year was incredibly difficult and I think people really appreciated Jim’s leadership. Jim is a very calm person and I think the membership really appreciated how he always remained calm, even in the thick of things, and always represented the members with the message about what our needs were.”