Letters: Families suffer during strike

Teachers strike means nothing in making their position clearer

So let me see if I understand the situation; the teachers want a raise and more benefits, the teacher’s organization were very active in being against the HST, when most economists said that turning back the HST would cost B.C. millions of dollars.

The B.C. government has stated that the province can’t afford their demands for monetary increases for pay and benefits. Many, if not most everybody in B.C., Canada, and the world have money and or job fears. So far this year the parents have had no report cards on their child’s progress, or whether they are even attending classes. The government announced their intention to legislate them back to full work yet the teachers still decide to strike for the full allowable three days even though they know they will have to go back to work very soon. This three-day strike means nothing in making their position clearer but means a great deal to families with two working parents – which is most – who now have to pay for daycare they can’t find or afford, or what? Looks like a summary of sad, sad facts to me.

If they don’t like the job or the pay then why don’t they do what the rest of have to do, look for other work and let someone who wants this work to get hired.

Bob Randall

Sooke

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