Let me start by saying I personally know a lot of the city staff and workers, as well as council members.
We have a good bunch of people in all facets of the above mentioned.
I’ll add they are by and large good, honest, hard-working people, and will give the rest the benefit of the doubt.
However, it seems to me the union just may have been forgetting how well they are paid and just how many perks are in their contract already.
It would be interesting to get the public’s opinion and reaction if they were brought aware of what the kind and monetary value of these perks are.
The Mayor and Council have been given a job for and by the citizens to care for the interest and general wellbeing of all including the union members.
I suggest to Williams Lake Mayor and Council you are doing the job you were entrusted to do, and a great majority of Williams Lake citizens agree with your position.
I further suggest, though doubt the union will agree, to have the demands they are asking for published in the Tribune along with rates and wages and perks they already receive.
I believe this is allowed as public knowledge so would only help in resolving the issue.