Teacher’s strike

Taxpayers that do not support the school teachers and taxpayers that do support the school teachers

To the editor;

Today we have taxpayers that do not support the school teachers and taxpayers that do support the school teachers.

These taxpayers that do support the school teachers are two faced.  Why?

If the government decided to hold a province wide referendum asking the taxpayers to make a decision of whether to give, or not to give, the requested demands of the B.C. Teachers Federation  of a five year contract with a eight per cent pay raise and a $5000 signing bonus.

The question could read something like this;  Are you in favour or not in favour of giving the teachers their request of a five year contract with a pay raise of eight per cent and a $5000 signing bonus?

If in favour, the increase will be covered with a immediate increase in income tax deductions  to all taxpayer pay cheques.

The vote result would be a solid NO!

There are even some school teachers that would also vote ‘no’ on the question.

Why, just ask a waiter or waitress in the food service industry?

Their question is what is the difference between a teacher and a canoe?  Canoe’s tip.  Pure teacher greed!

Joe Sawchuk,

Duncan, B.C.