Complaints re: union

Stop complaining about the unionized municipal workers. Remember, they were locked out and were without a contract for several years.

Stop complaining about the unionized municipal workers. Remember, they were locked out and were without a contract for several years.

As far as I’m concerned, they deserve the same hourly rate of pay that any other town or city pays, including Vancouver or Victoria. After all, a 50-pound garbage can weighs the same, no matter where you live.

As for the senior staff doing the municipal workers jobs, if you were to do some quick math you would see they are receiving far more pay per hour than the municipal workers are asking for. Perhaps the number of salary jobs within the city should be reduced, seeing that they can just leave their own full-time job they were hired for and do the hourly workers jobs, like maintaining flower beds and picking up garbage.

So let’s stop complaining and urge both sides to come to a fair agreement!

Len FinleyQualicum Beach

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