Politicians get away with asking for raises

Re: Teachers’ contract talks start with arbitration, Aug. 25.

To the Editor,

Re: Teachers’ contract talks start with arbitration, Aug. 25.

Regarding the statement about costing B.C. taxpayers $2.2 billion in reference to the teachers’ demands for wage parity to other provinces and their other tabled wants.

I find it quite odd that when it comes to workers’ wages, people jump on the bandwagon and give multiple reasons why the workers should not get their wage demands.

On the other hand, when politicians demand parity with other municipalities/provinces, there is nothing printed out regarding the cost to taxpayers, nor an arbitration board for said taxpayers to cry to.

Goes back to the old adage, “Do as I say, not as I do.”

M.A. Macri

Nanaimo