Time to solve labour dispute
This dispute between the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union (NSTU) and the provincial government has gone on too long.
The teachers have turned down three tentative agreements. For God’s sake, tell your negotiating team what you want! To turn down three tentative agreements in a row is an insult to your negotiating team. The overall outcome is a loss of respect for the students and the parents.
It is easy to sit home and vote for a contract via computer, but to actually show up at a union meeting and voice your concerns does not seem to matter.
I believe and always will in negotiations, but as a strong (now retired) member of my union I have to say this is the most confusing, befuddled engagement I have ever witnessed.
If I was NSTU president Liette Doucette I would say to the union for the love of God what do you want as a whole? Apparently, no one knows.
I sincerely hope this issue is resolved in the near future because the only ones who are losing are the students.
Joe Osborne Glace Bay