Strike over, nobody wins

Teachers will never make up lost wages, parents and teachers hurt in strike

Editor, The News:

Re: Teachers don’t see a victory (The News, Sept. 19).

The strike is over,  but it is  lose-lose for all sides.

Teachers lost 10 per cent of their income. They can never make that up with a 7.5 per cent salary increase over six years.

The government made a mess of it and lost face, the parents and students suffered.

‘Good’ government is setting the foundation for a ‘win-win’ situation.

‘Good’ leadership brings the best out of people, not the worst.

Everybody lost in this dispute. Don’t forget, the government is still fighting its third law-suit about class sizes and composition with tax money against the teachers.

Maria Raynolds

Maple Ridge


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