Friday, November 4, 2022


 Well I've heard two figures not very far apart regarding wages. the numbers are $39,000 and $40,000 per year average wages. This is for full time work by Custodians, Librarians, Early Childhood Educators and Administrative Assistants. Those wages twenty plus years ago might have been average wages for non-union work, which is by far the majority in Canada. Regardless $39,000-40,000 would have gone a lot farther then than now.

However these are unionized wages in 2022-23 by an employer more than willing to pay teachers in excess of $100,000 per year. Sorry folks that while I respect for example public school teachers working hard all day with young children I believe that they are overpaid relative to their job. Clearly these employees on today's walkout are absolutely necessary to the proper functioning of our schools as the schools are now shut down for the day. Nobody is trying to run schools without custodians and their colleagues or do their jobs for them.

In these inflationary times and with homes still at ridiculous prices do we expect people to work for peanuts? Apparently so as all they wanted was a $4,800 wage increase to add to their $39-$40,000. figure. Also there is the not insignificant issue of negotiated contracts via good faith bargaining. Shame on Ford and the Conservatives in both cheaping out and in using the Not Withstanding Clause to do some significant union bashing in Ontario. Political Ideology sometimes stinks and this is one of those occasions.    

1 comment:

  1. First, divisions are created (Cloward-Piven strategy) and then each group is ping-ponged off the other while the guilty prep their pre-planned solution to be rolled out. The revolting end result will be called "consensus" that the middle of the so-called middle class will be expected to pay for! I am sick of all of it and it's also time to trim down all governments.