BC Labour Federation President critical of severance payments

Sean Leslie, CKNW AM 980

BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair says the severance payments are outrageous and the firings were unnecessary in the first place.

“These people were hired as professionals to work in a liberal government. Why is it that the same liberal government now has to fire them all and pay them a big cheque? Most people in the civil service, there’s 30-thousand jobs there, they couldn’t find a job for a few people like this to keep working for the government?”

Sinclair says the firings were just for a “show” of change by the new Premier, at a cost of 2.4 million dollars.