Teachers stance questioned

Writer believes the union has gone too far when it uses an individuals’ freedom to push its agenda.

Does anyone, aside from me, have a problem with teachers deciding to stop volunteering to protest a new government regulation, Bill 22, the Education Improvement Act?

Do we now live in a communist country where organizations dictate what we do with our personal time?

I believe the union has gone too far when it uses an individuals’ freedom to push its agenda. If it has something to do with their daily work schedule, OK, but not after hours.

What’s next?

Can they vote to boycott volunteering at the food bank or at church?

These are the teachers of our children.

What example is being set by blackmailing students and parents in an effort to force the government to back down and give teachers what they want.

I thought that the democratic process is, if you disagree with what a government is doing you can vote them out of power.

Elect an MLA sympathetic to your cause, or carry out a protest petition and force the government to hold a referendum vote, as was done for the HST.

As taxpayers, and as parents, we should all be concerned about the values that children are being taught by teachers being paid with our tax dollars.

When my kids were growing up I volunteered to help coach soccer.

I did this because I wanted to help the kids and no one ordered me to do this or not to do it.

It was my own personal time.

I think the teachers union has overstepped its authority.

 

Malcolm Farago, Lumby