Friday, October 28, 2005

Do What We Say.....


...Not What We Say

In the beginning, the Ministry of Education told local school boards that they couldn't spread out the Teacher's strike-induced wage losses to ease their pain.

"Earlier in the week, a memo went out from the deputy minister, telling districts they were expected to dock teachers' pay this month for their two-week illegal strike."

But that, apparently, turned out to be nothing more than a misunderstanding. As a result:

"On Thursday, Education Minister Shirley Bond backtracked – saying it would be up school boards to decide how to deduct 10 days pay."

Which is all well and good, except for the fact that:

"....when the ministry learned North Vancouver trustees planned to ignore the memo and spread the deductions out over two months, the district got a call from the ministry saying it expected to be obeyed."

Must be another one of those 'good business practices' that we keep hearing so much about from the very fine folks running GordCo Inc.


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