By Mike Archer. Contributing Editor to Thetyee.ca Crawford Killian correctly pointed out on Thursday that the BC Government is clearly involved in a high stakes game of union busting in its pretend negotiations with the BC Teachers Federation (BCTF).
Having been found guilty twice by the BC Supreme Court for bargaining in bad faith and forced to pay compensation, Christy Clark’s Liberal government is sticking to it’s insistence that the BCTF sign a contract which fundamentally absolves the government of any guilt or responsibility for its actions in the past or the future.
It’s as if I were to ask you to sign a contract with an additional clause, on which I insist, which states that, if I don’t want to live up to the terms of the contract I can choose not to.
A more dishonest, disingenuous and immoral stance is hard to imagine, but that is what the Christy Clark Liberal government has chosen over the rights of the families of BC and their children.
And Clark is nowhere to be found, preferring to Tweet her way through crisis after crisis and rely on her winning smile to replace leadership and principles.
The fault for the fact that BC parents are now scrambling to find something to do with their children when they are supposed to be going back to school Tuesday morning lies squarely with Premier Christy Clark.
Families First indeed.