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Sound Off -- June 19, 2014

Why are teachers wages so low compared to other city employees?

Why on earth are the police and nurses getting 10 to 15 per cent raises when our teachers only get less than two per cent a year which isn’t even inflation? And last I heard teachers went to post secondary university for five years. How long does a firefighter or policeman have to go to school? One year tops and nurses for four years? There is no equity involved in our professionals across Manitoba. If we are going to pay our teachers these low raises, why are we not paying our other professional staff that low — or if we are going to pay them that high, why are we not paying our teachers that high?

How does a young person survive in this city?

As a 20-year-old in Brandon, I am finding it very difficult to stay in this town. I, and many other people my age, are homeless because there is very limited housing in Brandon. If you are a senior citizen, you can have your pick of many seniors-only condos that seem to be going up around this town. I don’t understand why, yes the seniors of this town have done lots in their days to benefit Brandon, but it’s my generation which is supposed to furthering Brandon even more but how are we supposed to when we can’t even find homes? And the lot beside Fleming would have been a perfect place for an apartment building. But no, the city feels we need yet another bank. Every place of employment wants people with experience they do not want to train anyone, but how are we supposed to learn and gain experience if nobody is willing to? Not everyone can afford to go through university. Brandon is falling apart.

Love the new pots

The new pots look beautiful in the city — much better than last year!

New planters the safe way to do it

Regarding the highway planters on the way in to the city. Those containers I believe they are going to look just fine. You have got to remember that it is probably safer and far more efficient to have them planted in the greenhouses and then put them out than it is to have workers working along the roadways.

Far more important issues than flower pots

I feel that there are far more important issues to deal with in the city of Brandon than the esthetics of the new flower planters. I, and many of my friends, think they are just fine and are meant to showcase the flowers. They look like they are built to last for awhile so that should save money in the long run. I once again applaud the city for making it more attractive with the addition of all the new flowers. Let’s just enjoy them in our short summer season!

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 19, 2014

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Why are teachers wages so low compared to other city employees?

Why on earth are the police and nurses getting 10 to 15 per cent raises when our teachers only get less than two per cent a year which isn’t even inflation? And last I heard teachers went to post secondary university for five years. How long does a firefighter or policeman have to go to school? One year tops and nurses for four years? There is no equity involved in our professionals across Manitoba. If we are going to pay our teachers these low raises, why are we not paying our other professional staff that low — or if we are going to pay them that high, why are we not paying our teachers that high?

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Why are teachers wages so low compared to other city employees?

Why on earth are the police and nurses getting 10 to 15 per cent raises when our teachers only get less than two per cent a year which isn’t even inflation? And last I heard teachers went to post secondary university for five years. How long does a firefighter or policeman have to go to school? One year tops and nurses for four years? There is no equity involved in our professionals across Manitoba. If we are going to pay our teachers these low raises, why are we not paying our other professional staff that low — or if we are going to pay them that high, why are we not paying our teachers that high?

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