Nelson resident sounds off about teachers strike

A Nelson resident uses sarcasm to portray a message about teachers job action

One cannot help but feel sorry for the plight of BC teachers and the conditions they work under. Who today can manage on $70,000 a year (average) wage, with only 12+ weeks holidays a year with pay. Also consider the long hours per day: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I do not see how all those tens of thousands of British Columbians who earn $20,000 to $40,000 a year could possibly object to their taxes going to the teachers so they can maintain and improve their standard of living. They will only get a raise of $10,000 (average) a year over the next three years.

I regret I cannot contribute to the sacrifices that many of the working people of BC will have to make so that our teachers can be placated because my pension only amounts to $12,000 a year. If there is a fund to assist these overburdened teachers, please let me know so that I may contribute.

I hear the students are getting so much from this new proposed contract. So far I have not heard what these are.

My last observation is that many Canadians who are working now in/as MPs, MLAs, teachers, law enforcement officers, bankers, government and management positions of all kinds were educated in classes of 30 to 45, some with teachers who had four to eight grades and they have being very successful in their working lives.

M. Coles

Nelson

 

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