What does equality mean

Questions are about in reader's letter to editor about equality.

To the Editor,

Google god quotes CUPE article 19.02 that sick pay is 1.5 days/month and Ontario teachers’ is 20/year. Some schools pay for unused time at retirement which could be half a year’s pay.

If the forest industry got that, would sickness take up the time allotted for it and employ 10 per cent more people?

When MacMillan Bloedel executives arrived from HR Macmillan’s ivory tower in Vancouver, the head bean counter was asked why some government pensions almost doubled the IWA.

The executive said, “Bottom line concerns us, do you want your earnings in wage or benefits pocket?”

Should your union determine the job rate? Should hotel and restaurant workers earn less than hospital counterparts? Compare ICBC and BC Ferries executive pay, medical and dental after retirement and pension plan cuts in private and public sectors.

Who can work overtime and refuse straight time; who gets stress leave?

If private sector merged with government, would parity break an export industry that must compete to profit on world market?

If a work standards act ensured politicians and all workers received a living wage and paid for their benefits, would Prime Minister Stephen Harper want to raise standards?

Do some resource poor, overpopulated European countries provide better medicare, education and pension benefits than Canada? Do we deserve our patronizing politicians?

If Canada was a corporation, would all shareholders be equal with no proroguing?

Google reported Canadian Autoworkers accept a contract with Ford. New hires drop from $24 to 20.40/hour and reaching $34, while the top rate goes from five to 10 years. Is this union caste assembly line red circling a new golden age greed accord?

Man’s inhumanity to man exists since we began; is it less tolerable in a union plan?

R. Frankow,

Port Alberni

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