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January 29, 2009

The OC Transpo Strike is over

The Ottawa Citizen:
Seven weeks into a bus strike that at times, caused winter-road chaos in the nation's capital, the City of Ottawa and workers with its striking transit union reached an agreement Thursday afternoon to send all the outstanding issues in the 51-day-old OC Transpo strike to binding arbitration.

The strike by 2,300 drivers, mechanics and dispatchers of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 279 is over immediately.


Asked why Ottawa residents had to go through 51 days of suffering before this, representatives from both sides of the dispute said an agreement simply couldn't be reached without the threat of legislation.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:01 AM

    I just hope many of those Buss-drivers, and mechanics,... get laid-off/fired as possible.
    They thought they were big shots hiding behind their "union". They were all just spoiled arrogant little COWARDS.
    Over half the time they were always late and lets face it -they didn't give a S-H-ITE !
    Well, now they'll NEVER get any respect or more money. -get used to your new treatment 'ya little Puss-Drivers.
    And I hope just as many city-councillors get "canned" for their arrogance and ineptitude.
    'ya hear that Larry !?
    I hope many, many Ottawa residents have got themselves other means of transportation.
    Many, many of my friends got themselves a used vehicle, myself a small pick-up truck. We all helped each ther, sure, it costs us all a little more but more importantly, that atleast means literally $1000.00's of dollars yearly "NO"C-Transpo will never get again from us.

    Put it this way:
    How could anyone "refuse" to drive an elderly person,...,or for that matter "ANY" tax-paying Ottawa citizen anywhere in this city ?!!!
    Those useless T_URDS got 80k+ a year and they couldn't even do that.?
    Comon !!!, it's just a job anyone with a freekin' drivers' license that anyone could do.


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