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hankqq
Jul 9th, 2009, 05:12 AM
This is week 3 of the strike, leaving bags of trash all over the city. Here are some articles and videos of the ongoing issue. Apparently the latest is that both sides are talking, but an agreement is not in sight yet.

Hopefully this can be resolved soon. It can't be sanitary to have the trash piling up like this.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/663090
http://www.thestar.com/article/661367
http://www.thestar.com/article/661353
http://www.thestar.com/article/661354


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Crazy Canuck
Jul 9th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Soon, Toronto will be just like Seoul and Busan! Charming. I hope that they fix this soon. I have a new appreciation for how clean Toronto (usually) is after living in Korea, and would hate to see that ruined.

mckyle.
Jul 9th, 2009, 05:37 AM
Ewwwwwwwwwwww. I hope this is settled before the WTA tournament in August :o

Barrie_Dude
Jul 9th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Yes, I live in Toronto as well and it is disgusting. A bunch of greedy bastards

*JR*
Jul 9th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Ewwwwwwwwwwww. I hope this is settled before the WTA tournament in August :o
Otherwise someone may have to dispose of the trash both oncourt and off. :devil:

pepaw
Jul 10th, 2009, 12:19 AM
its so gross. i fucking hate that union.

Fingon
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:52 AM
Yes, I live in Toronto as well and it is disgusting. A bunch of greedy bastards

absolutely, if I ever had any doubt of how awful the unions are they are gone (and I didn't have any).

We are in the middle of a fucking recession and they want 18 sick days that they can bank and get paid for the unused ones after they retire.

They have job security, meaning that after a number of years they can't be fired.

They make more money than skilled workers.

And they do this? fuck them, and fuck David Miller, he is an idiot.

If Miller gets 10% of the vote in the next election I will be surprised. that's what you get for being friendly with the greedy unions.

I hope an ultra-conservative, anti-union major wins, then the Unions will understand how they really fucked themselves up. They are getting their outrageous benefits off my and your tax dollars, and people that are out of work are still paying taxes to pay for their lazy asses every month.

And they have been stopping people dropping their garbage in dumping sites, wtf? pickets are to avoid somebody else doing their job, no to stop citizens who pay their fucking salaries, and the police did nothing.

That is David Miller for you, I didn't vote for him, just seeing his blond hair makes me vomit.

KournikovaFan91
Jul 10th, 2009, 01:56 AM
I admire your unions strike for so long, ours never last longer than a week before giving in cause everyone wants their salaries back :rolleyes:

Randy H
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:01 AM
absolutely, if I ever had any doubt of how awful the unions are they are gone (and I didn't have any).

We are in the middle of a fucking recession and they want 18 sick days that they can bank and get paid for the unused ones after they retire.

They have job security, meaning that after a number of years they can't be fired.

They make more money than skilled workers.

And they do this? fuck them, and fuck David Miller, he is an idiot.

If Miller gets 10% of the vote in the next election I will be surprised. that's what you get for being friendly with the greedy unions.

I hope an ultra-conservative, anti-union major wins, then the Unions will understand how they really fucked themselves up. They are getting their outrageous benefits off my and your tax dollars, and people that are out of work are still paying taxes to pay for their lazy asses every month.

And they have been stopping people dropping their garbage in dumping sites, wtf? pickets are to avoid somebody else doing their job, no to stop citizens who pay their fucking salaries, and the police did nothing.

That is David Miller for you, I didn't vote for him, just seeing his blond hair makes me vomit.

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...

KournikovaFan91
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:05 AM
They don't get at least 18 paid sick days. :help:

Government employees here get 20 paid sick days.

Fingon
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:22 AM
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.

KournikovaFan91
Jul 10th, 2009, 02:50 AM
Are you serious NO union. So you would be happy to see workers abused and exploited :help:

Randy H
Jul 10th, 2009, 12:14 PM
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.

That's what I would like see happen...Hire a private company right now, and go from there. The amount of garbage that is accumulating in parks is not only a likely safety and health issue, but it's unsightly and only going to get worse. Add to that, that CNN has now reported on the issue and it is becoming an international newsmaker that is only going to hurt Toronto's tourism if they don't put a stop to this quickly before people begin to think Toronto's a dirty garbage-ridden city even after it is all cleaned up.

As far as I'm concerned, service like this ought to be considered an essential service. If they are hell-bent on having a union, they should only be allowed to have maximum of 25% of employees on strike at a time.