Qualicum Beach labour dispute disappointment

Town council obviously feels that our municipal workers are not worth the same monies as their counterparts in other municipalities.

  • Aug. 13, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Qualicum Beach town council obviously feels that our municipal workers are not worth the same monies as their counterparts in other municipalities and therefore made the decision to lock them out.

Well then, I would expect that the council ‘step up’ and are out there providing essential services to the community that voted them to office.

If the council is so concerned about “the realities of the social, environmental and economic circumstances in which we live” how do they plan to deal with these circumstances?

Social circumstances: will we now have a divided town? What image do we present to other municipalities and visitors?

Environmental circumstances: what plans do the councillors have for garbage pickup? That is an environmental and health hazard.

Economic circumstances: the council can pay huge sums of money for white elephants and unnecessary things (the bus barns, which have become a parking lot), but not give our municipal workers parity.

I am disappointed in this council. Too bad it isn’t an election year!

Maeva LowenQualicum Beach