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Government can’t pay teachers’ salary increase – I am not surprised


Editor: The ULP Government can afford to financially commit itself to projects that haven’t worked in the past, projects that aren’t working now, and projects that are highly speculative, that may not work in the future, but it “cannot find the money” to pay workers a long past due salary increase now? Why am I puzzled? People, workers, citizens live in the here and now.{{more}} Bad money wasted in the past or money committed to chancy risks in the future, money borrowed from God knows where to be paid back God knows when, should all take a back seat to what working men and women living today need.

People need to pay today’s bills today. They have worked and earned the right. A Government that cannot meet its obligations to its workers is a failed Government that has lost its right to any pretense of a mandate.