No raise for Teck pensioners

Letter to the Editor from Walter Crockett of Montrose

I’m speaking for the guys who retired 20 and more years ago, writes Walter Crockett.

Congratulations to Teck employees on getting a good signing bonus, plus a raise in hourly pay. Now that the purse strings have loosened for the working boys wouldn’t it be nice if the employees of old could get a raise on their pensions, as the price of goods and foods are based seemingly on the wages earned at Teck.

I’m speaking for the guys who retired 20 and more years ago. Most are in their 80s and older, most of that generation are R.I.P, but there are a few that are still surviving with a very meagre income.

I know we didn’t get a C.O.L.A clause, but we should have. Our fault I guess. Health costs are another problem at the age aforementioned so I hope this note will be read by the people who have the power to change things.

Yours Truly,

“And I haven’t kicked the bucket yet”

Walter S. Crockett

Montrose

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