Union blues

Letter writer tells teachers that they need to handle issues without the union

Listen up teachers, I’ve got an innovative idea for you. Perhaps the B.C. Teachers Federation has outlived its usefulness.

According to Paul Boyd’s letter, the BCTF is “playing a game – unrealistic wage demands.”

Weren’t they originally meant to arbitrate for teachers’ needs? What exactly do they do for you now?

Why are you asking for another arbitrator in addition to the original arbitrator?

How much bureaucracy do we need?

Why not dispense with the union? This would result in an immediate increase in take-home pay.


L. Melesko