As a socially compassionate individual I want very much to support the current BC Teachers Federation job action. Unfortunately I find it difficult to do so due to the activities of their pension fund.
As I understand it, the BC teachers pension fund is a major shareholder of TimberWest.
This is a company notorious for breaking the social contract, closing mills, mothballing communities and squeezing contractors to bankruptcy.
To say nothing of their logging practices: clearcutting to the very edge of our oldest provincial park and decimating old-growth on their private lands.
Adding insult to injury, much of this timber is exported as raw logs to make disposable concrete forms in China thereby fuelling unchecked-growth and accelerating climate change.
If the BC Teachers want my support in this current strike they should instruct their pension fund to demand TimberWest change their ways.