LETTER: Teachers’ strike hurting families

Someone must have the power and the courage to correct what is wrong

First I would like to say that I support the reason (at least most of them) for the teachers’ strike.  When you have a body that has unlimited resources as with the government, it is difficult for an ordinary person to fight for their right and win without taking drastic steps.

Many a revolution has happened for that very reason.

However, it has caused hardships for many families. I hope the government and the teachers union is aware that many private industry employers are not willing to disrupt their business to accommodate parents who are scrambling everyday to find somewhere safe and available for their children.

I am a grandmother who lives in Toronto and came to Victoria in order to take care of my granddaughter.  No one is going to pay for my expenses. My family is one of the lucky ones because I was able and willing and healthy enough to do this.  Many are not .

Someone must have the power and the courage  to correct what is wrong with the education system and settle this strike.

Remember , this is supposed to be for the betterment of our children, let’s not forget this, please!

Dianna Shrivell, Victoria/Toronto

 

 

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