Letters

LETTERS: No winners, lots of losers

Editor:

Re: White Rock staffers to return to work, June 3.

Now that the CUPE strike has been settled, it is abundantly clear that there were no real ‘winners.’

In the end, the losers are going to be we poor taxpayers – again.

The union leadership seemed bent on justifying their positions with their hard-line stance, and the keepers of our fiefdom followed suit. Both parties should ask themselves why things got to the point it did.

What should be obvious is that the City of White Rock cannot continue to sustain the resultant increases to its operating budget. Our obvious “salvation” would be for the City of Surrey to take us into their fold.

Otherwise, history is going to repeat itself and White Rock will end up a smaller model of some of the past bankruptcies in cities like Detroit.

Gus Nielsen, White Rock

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
Off to school, and back to court for BCTF
 
Tensions mount in French port over migrant influx
 
Langley Township firefighters host family fun day
Soaring municipal pay criticized in provincial review
 
Surrey Hospital Foundation president to be honoured at KPU
 
Mission woman hopes to win $10,000 renovation of ugly bathroom
Preliminary hearing for man accused of molesting boys
 
EDITORIAL: A look back on 25 years
 
New West schools to open Monday