Is Tom Fletcher serious when he says union workers’ pay and benefits make them the “New upper class?”
I would think the hundreds of insider middle and upper level managers who ride the gravy train at ICBC, BC Hydro, Community Living BC, the health ministry and the government of B.C. would better fit that description.
Of course Fletcher can never pass on an opportunity to take a shot at teachers. Too bad Fletcher isn’t a better student of history. He would realize that right leaning and left leaning B.C. governments have launched politically motivated attacks on the BCTF for decades.
Christy Clark’s latest plan to impose her political will on the bargaining table to remove teachers’ collective bargaining is just another example of this long and tiresome trend that will bring more labour unrest. Fletcher ends his typical venom and vitriol with a way-out- there observation that the BCTF is mobilizing to fight capitalism. Any communists under your bed, Tom?