Teachers asking far too much

School started on Tuesday and that can mean only one thing... the teachers have announced they are taking job action. What a way to frustrate parents!


School started on Tuesday and that can mean only one thing… the teachers have announced they are taking job action. What a way to frustrate parents!

I have read many articles supporting and defending both sides and while I can see good points from both, I am still angry and frustrated with the union the teachers belong to.

I have based the following calculations on the average base salary of teachers in B.C. When looking at the numbers, it is hard to support the financial demands made by the teachers. There are a minumum 194 days of work for teachers in B.C. With the starting salary of $47,000, this works out to $243 per day. That sounds like a fair wage to me considering a new teacher has little experience. Yes, I am aware that they need 5 years of university.

Perhaps teachers should sit back and look at the big picture. They have a Monday-Friday job, a week (or two) off at spring break, eight weeks vacation in the summer and one week break at Christmas. Other professions that require the same years of education are jealous.

While I understand that the teaching profession is very demanding and exhausting, I must point out to teachers that they chose this profession. They knew the challenge going in and still accepted it. At any time should they consider the challenge too much, they are free to find another profession.

Let’s hope that the distruption is minimal and that a settlement is reached quickly.

May White, Abbotsford

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

Just Posted

ELECTION: Langley Township councillor Eric Woodward will run for the BC NDP in Langley East

Will challenge another current Township councillor for the job

ELECTION: Wiens named Green candidate for Langley East

Said party offers “hopeful” alternative to NDP and Liberals

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

OUR VIEW: Election could well backfire on Horgan

Are voters angry enough to cast NDP out, after sending us to the polls in the middle of a pandemic?

Langley Field Naturalists offer free zoom presentations

Group, focused on conservation and education, meet on the third Thursday of each month

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Father hopes journey to aviation-safety program inspires hope

Former South Surrey resident Greg Sewell hasn’t given up on quest to mandate older-plane retrofits

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Most Read