Louise Wallace’s latest Huffpo post is B.C. Teachers’ Contract Dispute Is A Raging Fire Of Utter Dysfunction (June 24 2014).
Check out her full article on fire retardants. As is usual from Louise, she proposes more than simple foam to mop up the mess.
It’s pretty clear to me that the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the B.C. government have reached an impasse of epic proportions. Even Vince Ready, the most legendary mediator of all time, won’t step foot in a room with them. And that’s very telling.
It tells a very disturbing story. This is no longer an employer/employee negotiation. It’s a five-alarm fire of complete and utter dysfunction leaving in its ashes confused parents, conflicted communities and a seriously singed economy. I’m no longer angry or frustrated. Truth be told, I’m afraid. Fire does that to people.
Your wildfire thoughts?