Friday, April 21, 2006

BCTF To Teachers: "We Make More $$$ Than You!"

This Poly Blog reported over two weeks ago that BCTF President Jinny Sims and her union goons were living the good life at the expense of teachers and putting the province on track to another strike. Over the last few days, the Vancouver Province's political reporter, Michael "Please Don't Steal My Lunch Money" Smyth, in an effort to get into our good graces, has published parts of the BCTF contract.

"If we wanted the teachers to know how much we were screwing them over, we would have told them," a representative of the BCTF shared with us. "In fact, we have used some of the increase in union dues to add security to our document protection system!"

Our boy Smyth decided to make some BCTF contract points public:
- admin staff at Jinny's palace make a starting salary of $80,000 or more than twice the starting wage of a teacher
- after five years this salary jumps to over $99,000 while it takes 11 years for a teacher to hit the top tier of $69,000
- unlimited visits for Jinny's Army for massages, acupuncture and a number of other treatments while teachers top out at 12 visits a year and zero for some of these items
- $500 a year for Viagra

Does this not fly in the face of the BCTF's claims of putting teachers and students first? Certainly having secret benefits not negotiated for the teachers is hypocritical.

"Look, if teachers are stupid enough to become teachers then they do not deserve the benefits of being the elite in the Union.", our cantankerous BCTF contact continued. "How many times do I have to tell you, this is about class size and composition...the class size of Jinny's new Mercedes and the composition of the cash in her bank account."

Our request to the BCTF for copies of the contract have not been answered. As well, five teachers who have contacted this Poly Blog have also noted that the BCTF has not replied to their requests for copies of the BCTF fleece list which is based on the teachers having to pay the highest union dues in Canada.

Our teacher contacts have said they have now lost "complete faith" in their union and believe they have been led astray. Especially with the slap in the face of the free Viagra offered to Jinny's friends.

"The whole Viagra thing should not be a surprise, I mean people call us dicks all the time, and this rubs us the wrong way. Besides, we need a little help screwing people over. For the $85,000 a year I get to wash Jinny's car I do not see the problem."


Blogger frank said...

Yesterday I said:

"Poly IS number one!
I log on daily now to check for new stories.


Lets make this the most looked at political Blog on the net. Holeman beware. Here comes Poly!"

- It's surprising how many people have not had the pleasure of the Poly yet. I told three people yesterday, 2 friends and a staffer, and none of them had heard about it. WE OWE IT TO BC TO GET THE WORD OUT - PEOPLE NEED THEIR DAILY LAUGH. Try it, tell three people (they will love you)and see what happens.


Friday, April 21, 2006 7:46:00 AM  
Blogger frank said...

Oh ya. And about this story, Jinny has something like 140 clerks, all-starting at $80,000, DOING WHAT??
Think about it.
Not only do teachers dues go directly into the BCTF Election fund to defeat the Government but it pays these people to do NDP politics all day.
Are teachers comfortable funding this?

Friday, April 21, 2006 7:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Rob Slade said...

I wish BC Poly wasn't so afraid of revealing his identity, because he is great. This is the funniest thing I've read in a long time, and I really think he needs a wider audience. I really enjoyed this stuff, although he probably needs to branch out a bit.

Friday, April 21, 2006 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Ryan Young said...

These contract details are absoluetly unbelievable! How Sims can keep a straight face when she says a strike is for the students, is beyond me ... A strike is just a part of old Jinny's gold-plated activist lifestyle, paid for by the hard working teachers, she does nothing to properly represent.

Friday, April 21, 2006 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Sue said...

Oh great. I live in Ontario, so I guess now the taxpayers here can expect the same demands from the teachers & unions during the next round of negotiations. Is there no way that these jobs can be outsourced to China & India as well?

Friday, April 21, 2006 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Jinny said...

Please don't complain about the modest BCTF admin salaries and perks! We work hard for the money - yes, hard for the money.

Friday, April 21, 2006 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iirc, copies of all contracts are required, by law, to be kept at the BC LRB.

Friday, April 21, 2006 4:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, This is too funny. I would be on the floor laughing if I wasn't so ticked at the BCTF. How can Sims take $1500 a year from teachers to help pay for her army of NDP foot soldiers?
How can teachers stand for this?

Friday, April 21, 2006 6:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Dave Barrett said...

Good old Jinny, last October she was claiming the illegal strike was civil disobedience and at the same time comparing herself to Rosa Parks.

Jinny wants to be made a martyr that the BC Fed will look on fondly. She is suffering from delusions of grandeur.

However it looks like the Premier and his government have outsmarted her this time.

With a $4,000.00 signing bonus up for grabs and 53 public sector contracts signed she risks a huge public backlash this time.

Friday, April 21, 2006 8:25:00 PM  
Blogger hoffman said...

bctf has a history of screwing individual teachers who are not of the leftist ilk. check the lrb files, and believe nothing bctf says

Saturday, April 22, 2006 6:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jinny is sure in the hot seat and unfortunately as others before her hasn't done an effective job of representing teachers and what they truly do for the students of this province. I wonder how much a basic liberal clerk makes working for Gordo and his taxpayer funded propaganda machine. The Liberals continue their vendetta against teachers and keep the dictatorship that Christie Clark left behind alive and kickin!. Poor Hamish maybe he'd be better off in the care of the Minsitry for Children now that his mom is out of the picture (for now). This province indeed gets it from both ends all the time and everyone's too busy drinking their starbucks lattes or chai's or Timbits if they consider themselves good Canucks. What to do when even the taxpayers don't seem to give a damn - that is the saddest part of it all. If the Liberals really want to promote private education then why not say so? They fund it anyway at the expense of the public system.
Wake up everybody get your facts straight and do something more than blog about it!

Saturday, April 22, 2006 8:03:00 PM  

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