Hope worker issues settled before strikes begin

I have read in your paper and have seen and heard elsewhere about impending strikes by the unions.

To the editor:

I have read in your paper and have seen and heard elsewhere about impending strikes by the unions.

I wonder if it really does any good. I doubt it very much, except that the costs of doing business goes up.

I am aware that unions are a good thing—they protect the worker, to a point. The only thing is we, who have passed the working years and are now on a pension, have to put up with all the inconvenience that strikes bring. We don’t have a union and cannot go on strike.

We don’t have regular hours, we are on a permanent vacation, and don’t get time and a half for our efforts in the garden. And we don’t get big wage increases either.

Of course, we can sit down and grumble about things but doom and gloom is so abundant these days, and walking around in square circles in a picket line does not seem to add up.

Let us hope that the “problems” can be ironed out by discussion, not strikes.

Ron Barnard,

West Kelowna

 

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