I have great difficulty in understanding Cori-Anne Klassen’s explanation comparing public servants’ pay (Paycheques and public servants, Progress, June 6)
I have not seen a teacher in Canada wearing a gun every shift, going into harm’s way at any time, as we witnessed in Moncton this week. Even nurses who do fantastic work like most teachers do, have security guards at hospital or they call police to assist them. It is just not fair to compare. Let’s just pay them each for the actual hard work they do.
I am a taxpayer as well as a retired RCMP member. RCMP members cannot strike for a smaller client base, fewer calls for service or for pay and benefits and are not the highest paid police force in Canada either.