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."