B.C. teachers take home disproportionate raises

B.C. teachers take home disproportionate raises

Remember taxpayers, teachers only work 181 days per year

B.C. teachers take home disproportionate raises

In the previous B.C. Liberal government, the government signed a six year contract with a wage increase of 7.25 per cent over six years with the teachers.

The present B.C. NDP minority government signed a three year contract with a wage increase of six per cent over three years.

There are 45,000 teachers in B.C. and only 31,838 voted on the new contract or 70.7 per cent which shows that the other 29.3 per cent are satisfied with on just working and collecting their paycheques.

Using a teacher’s salary of $85,000 per year, for an example, under the previous B.C. Liberal government the wage increase worked out to $1,027 per year and under the present B.C. NDP minority government the wage increase will work out to $1,700 per year.

In Alberta, the government signed a two year contract with the teachers with a zero per cent increase over two years. Teachers voted 76 per cent in accepting a zero per cent contract.

Amazing, one country and so much difference between B.C. and Alberta teachers.

Alberta teachers know about the province’s finances in relation to taxpayer dollars, where as the teachers in B.C. do not.

In Saskatchewan, the government signed a two year contract with the teachers with a one per cent increase over two years.

In Manitoba, the government signed a four year contract with the teachers with a nine per cent increase over four years.

In Ontario, the government signed a three year contract with the teachers with a three per cent increase over three years.

In Quebec, the government signed a five year contract with the teachers with a eight per cent increase over five years.

In Newfoundland, the government signed a four year contract with the teachers with a zero per cent increase over four years.

The Newfoundland teachers federation stipulation is that all contracts with the government have to be in effect four years at a time.

In Prince Edward Island, the government signed a three year contract with the teachers with a three per cent increase over three years.

In New Brunswick, the government signed a four year contract with the teachers with a three per cent increase over four years.

In Nova Scotia the government legislated a new contract for the teachers. The teachers had no say in the contract.

The contract was for four years with a three per cent increase over four years.

Wage increase in B.C. is $1,700 per year, Alberta, zero, Saskatchewan, $425, Manitoba, $1,912, Ontario, $850, New Brunswick, $637, Nova Scotia, $637, Newfoundland, zero per cent, Prince Edward Island, $1,700, and Quebec $1,360. Teachers in B.C. are happy campers in relation to the teachers in the other provinces. In Canada, B.C. is the only province in Canada that presently has a NDP government.

In the 2016 census, B.C. had a population of 4,598,055 and Ontario had a population of 13,448,494. More taxpayers relates more money in taxes, but in B.C., the teacher wage increase is $,700 per year and has only one third of the population of Ontario, and Ontario only gives the teachers a wage increase of $850 which at present, shows the B.C. NDP minority government has money to burn. Proves that the NDP’s agenda is to keep unions happy with B.C. taxpayer money.

Remember taxpayers, teachers only work 181 days per year, and receive 10 paycheques per year whereas you and I work 234 days per year after taking 15 days of vacation per year.

Everybody must remember, that if you want the teachers to remain happy campers, it is going to cost you more in taxes, so do not ever complain.

Unbelievable!

Joe Sawchuk

Duncan

Letters

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Principal Marie-Claude Carrier has overseen the opening of the Cowichan Valley’s first francophone school. (Citizen file)
Registration now open for Duncan Francophone school

École francophone de Duncan opened last fall with six students

Reggie went missing in Duncan’s McAdam Park on Jan. 3 and owner Brittny Bukva is hoping for his safe return. (Submitted)
Have you seen Reggie? Dog went missing in Duncan’s McAdam Park

Have you seen Reggie? Dog went missing in Duncan’s McAdam Park

Workers prepare to take down 28 large trees on private property on Mill Bay Road this week after they were intentionally poisoned almost two years ago. (Submitted photo)
Still no charges over poisoning of trees in Mill Bay

It’s been almost two years since incident involving 28 large trees

Cory Harrington has been found. (Submitted photo)
Missing Lake Cowichan man located

Cory Harrington was last seen on Dec. 11

Alistair MacGregor will have Pharmacare on his mind for a Thursday, Jan. 21 virtual town hall. (Photo by Lexi Bainas/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
Cowichan MP hosting town hall on universal pharmacare

“Pharmacare for All: A Prescription for Your Wallet”

Syringe is prepared with one of B.C.’s first vials of Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19, Victoria, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 caseload stays steady with 465 more Tuesday

No new outbreaks in health care facilities, 12 more deaths

Stand up paddleboarder Christie Jamieson is humbled to her knees as a pod of transient orcas put on a dramatic show on Jan. 19 in the Ucluelet Harbour. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Ucluelet paddle boarder surrounded by pod of orcas

“My whole body is still shaking. I don’t even know what to do with this energy.”

Inmates at Metchosin’s William Head Institution are being given COVID-19 vaccines as part of the first phase. Around 600 inmates will be vaccinated in the coming days. (Black Press Media file photo)
William Head prison inmates in receive first doses of COVID vaccine

Priority set for older inmates and those with underlying medical conditions

New Westminster TV production designer, Rick Whitfield, has designed an office in a box for British Columbians in need of a private workspace. (BC Box Office photo)
PHOTOS: B.C. man designs ‘box office’ solution for those working from home

‘A professionally designed workspace on your property, away from the distractions of home’

Chilliwack ER doctor Marc Greidanus is featured in a video, published Jan. 18, 2021, where he demonstrates and describes effectiveness of various styles of masks. (Youtube)
VIDEO: Emergency room doctor runs through pros and cons of various masks

‘We’ve been asked to wear a mask and it’s not that hard,’ Greidanus says.

(Pixabay photo)
VIDEO: Tip to Metro Vancouver transit police helps woman 4,000 km away in Ohio

Sgt. Clint Hampton says transit police were alerted to a YouTube video of the woman in mental distress

A woman types on her laptop in Miami in a Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, photo illustration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wilfredo Lee
British Columbia government lax on cybersecurity practices, auditor reports

The audit did not highlight a specific threat, but it found breaches in cybersecurity are increasing globally

A water taxi at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. (Black Press Media file photo)
Man arrested after stolen water taxi raced up Victoria’s Gorge Waterway

Man is facing recommended charges of theft over $5,000 after leading police on marine chase

A mattress on fire gutted the second floor hallway at Town Park Apartments C-block Jan. 17. (Port Hardy Fire Rescue images)
‘Suspicious’ Port Hardy apartment fire could keep tenants out of their homes for months

A burning mattress created smoke and heat, causing several tenants to jump from windows

Most Read