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December 10, 2008

OC Transpo Strike: Day 1

News & notes from around the interwebs today:
Related: Ottawa OC Transpo Guide

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:28 AM

    This cities Bus drivers are paid better than most people who drive for a living on this entire planet.

    It sicken's me the way they hold us all hostage to better there own wages.

    It's a driving job, in a cushy seat, red light, green light, go. NOT that complicated or complex.



    They way I see it we put up with this BS from them every couple years, they keep getting more and more, while

    the rest of us get less and less for our money. Honestly I think OC should fire them ALL, every last one of them.

    Rehire people that would LOVE to make even close to what those drivers make, and disolve the union.

    Do what most of the large scale employers do now days. If you form a union we shutdown and rehire period!!.



    I'd gladly put up with a couple months of rehireing to simply be rid of these greedy scumbags, it's disgusting

    to hold a city hostage, during the X-Mas season, when the cities retailers need the sales more than ever on the

    cusp of a recession. Most of these drivers have little or no education to begin with, I say fire them ALL and invite them back to reality, they won't be able to get a job that pay's them half as much after. There is no reason we should be dealing with this crap every couple years, we are already paying INSANE prices to ride as it is.



    We don't negotiate with terrorists, why do we appease these ding dongs ?

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  3. Anonymous6:16 PM

    Join this group if you're a citizen of the National Capital Region and you think Ottawa City and OC Transpo should sit down, forget their self-interest, and hash out a deal to bring back OC transpo ASAP!

    Tell your friends, family, unhappy drivers, seniors, students, and anyone you know who wants to Bring Back OC Transpo to join this group! Post links on blogs, websites and send viral emails to everyone you know!

    Strength in numbers! WE, the citizens of the National Capital Region, elected these people, let our voice be heard!

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  4. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Facebook group "Bring Back OC Transpo!!"

    Join this group if you're a citizen of the National Capital Region and you think Ottawa City and OC Transpo should sit down, forget their self-interest, and hash out a deal to bring back OC transpo ASAP!

    Tell your friends, family, unhappy drivers, seniors, students, and anyone you know who wants to Bring Back OC Transpo to join this group! Post links on blogs, websites and send viral emails to everyone you know!

    Strength in numbers! WE, the citizens of the National Capital Region, elected these people, let our voice be heard!

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  5. Let them go through Xmas on strike pay... No matter what their grievance is.. it wasn't a really smart time of the year to express it and expect sympathy !Big snow fall + Xmas coming ?? What kind of union would call a strike and expect ANYONE to be behind them ?? Heck.. I'll take one of their jobs for what they make and be HAPPY ! Try being self employed !!

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  6. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Let them go a few months on strike pay. There are a lot of people that would love to do the job for half of what they currently get.
    People are too greedy. After a few months on strike pay they will learn.

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  7. Anonymous9:31 PM

    I am going to try and evaluate this from a non-bias prospective.....

    Jobs and enumeration (pay) should be correlational to the jobs demands, education required, danger, and responsibility.

    That being said, police, fireman, teachers, lawyers, and doctors all have many of these requirements at great lengths.

    Teachers, police, and fireman often make an average of $50-75 000a year.

    Now what in the world gave bus drivers with grade 10 or 12 educations salaries of $60-100 000 a year, excellent benefits, complete security, and incredible sick day and vacation day rights>?

    To top this off, this is not satisfactory to them?

    This is insane!!!


    Lay them all off, all of them. Bring them back at 35,000 and no benefits, make them earn what they have.

    And most importantly, why do they have a scumbag idiot as their spokesman who only makes them look even greedier than they are!!

    OC Transpo needs to clean house, Ill walk to work until 2010, fix the house and clean out the maggets....

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