My teacher friends in Vancouver have long complained to me about the excessive union dues they have to pay each month. I don't have an exact figure but they're often reported as the highest union dues in Canada.
A scandal is now brewing about the outrageous salaries and benefits packages being paid to staff and officials at their union, the BCTF. Here are some highlights:
- Admin staff start at $80,000 per year. Yes, that's EIGHTY thousand dollars!
- After 5 years this salary jumps to over $99,000 per year.
- Anyone working there can claim up to $500 per year for Viagra.