Couldn't agree more...It's an absolute disgrace that this is happening. I was watching the news a few weeks ago, and there are people doing the same job right now in Etobicoke who would *kill* to have the salary and benefits that these striking workers already have.
Wish they could fire them all and replace them with people who are grateful to have work and job security...
this is a golden opportunity to get rid of two cancers this city has.
David Miller and CUPE.
If I was my negotiator, my position would be NO negotiations, simply, offer the union conditions they can't accept or they get booted, prolong the strike and then see what happens when their money starts to run out.
Use the heath department as excuse and hire a private company to pick up the garbage, they can take the city to court but it will take years, they have to eat meanwhile.
then, when the Union is worn off, I make my offer, directly to the workers, the condition is, NO union.
BTW, thanks to this we got to have a closer look at our wonderful major. They started that stupid green bin program, and then the other bins that people have to pay for ON TOP OF THE TAXES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO PAY FOR THAT, all because Miller thought the municipal workers had to live accordingly with the city's style, with our tax money of course.
Now, it's been revealed that the green bin was a big green lie, what does Miller have to say? "we'll look into that".
He must be the worst major in Toronto's history by a mile, I honestly don't know why he is not kicked out, if he had a minimum sense of decency, he would quit.