Now it all becomes clear:
The government had no choice but to be tough with those unpractical teachers, who wanted a (gasp!!!) pay hike, since they needed that money for something much more important:
THEIR OWN PAY HIKE!!!!
On a side note of pure irony, when the teachers said that they believe that pay should be similar to other provinces, many people, including on this forum, responded : "Then they should move to other provinces".
Let us now quote NDP House Leader Mike Farnworth: "We operate on the principle that our compensation should be in line with other provinces"
First, why don't they simply move to other provinces?
Second, this might not be the most disgusting, hypocritical plain shitty piece of news to hit the papers this year (at the very least), especially after the governments stand against the "illegal strike" (as they voted to call it), but if there is anything worse, then right now it doesn't come to mind.
Can't really say that I am finished venting, since I have just started. Unless, of course, the government decides to vote, and outlaw people from protesting this mockery...