Letter: Teachers can’t trust government

And you wonder why the teachers will not trust the government when they say “park the court case,” to be dealt with later, reader says.

It is interesting that Mr. Fassbender suggests that the reason the government won’t legislate the teachers back to work is because the teachers might begin new litigation proceedings, after being so-legislated. In fact, the 2002 case before the courts, won twice by the teachers and counting, was because the government did not honour a contract which had been negotiated — one in which the teachers sacrificed a pay increase in order to have smaller classes.

Furthermore, the Justice Griffin stated that the government had an agenda which was clearly orchestrated to provoke a strike for political reasons.  And you wonder why the teachers will not trust the government when they say “park the court case,” to be dealt with later.

John Dumas

Agassiz