Will you still love me tomorrow?

What will be said and done the next time those people are negotiating their collective agreements?

Will you still love me tomorrow?

The thanks some are now expressing for the essential workers whose dedication and exposure to risk have kept the rest of us going is very gratifying, I am sure, but what will be said and done the next time those people are negotiating their collective agreements?

Based on my personal experience as a member of the Hospital Employees Union provincial bargaining committee I admit to a certain cynicism. Those who want to express their support for the people who are feeding and caring for us today can best do so by calling their members of the legislative assembly the next time the provincial government starts claiming that we can’t afford to pay nurses, technicians and support staff what they deserve.

And a special shout out to the hard working and nonunion staff at our local grocery stores and gas station. You, too, are the warriors of the working day.

David Lowther

Mesachie Lake


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