LETTERS: Advice for government, teachers and parents

B.C. teachers' strike needs to be settled before September. B.C. has become the laughing stock across Canada.

Here is some free advice to the B.C. government, teachers and parents.

B.C. government – You have the ability to end this debacle prior to September. Do it. Stop playing silly games and affect the lives of our children. Negotiate in good faith or legislate.

Teachers – Don’t flex your muscles by going on strike in September. That is what the government wants, so they can point to you as the “bad guys” while saving a pot of money. Go back to work, keep on negotiating and tell the public everyday what is happening during the negotiations.

Parents – Why have you not risen up in righteous indignation?  Your children are being used as pawns in this dispute between the BCTF and the government. “Man the barricades” – picket MLA offices, government ministries, the premier’s office, the BCTF and write to the newspapers as some of you have done, showing your disgust.

This whole thing has to be settled before September. B.C. has become the laughing stock across Canada.

Roland Stieda, Central Saanich

 

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