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Ottawa Transpo Strike!

Today Ottawa’s bus drivers decided to go on strike!

  • A couple of weeks before Christmas.
  • The same day as a major snow storm.
  • They were offered a 7% pay raise over 3 years plus a $2,000 signing bonus.

The people of Ottawa are left to figure out how to get to work, to school, to their doctor’s appointments, to pick up their kids … the daily stuff of life.

We are exhorted to give up our cars and take public transit because it is good for the environment … and then the OC Transpo Union pull the rug out. Why are people going to buy into public transit as an answer to environmental concerns when it can be taken away at the whim of the unions.

There are literally thousands of jobs being lost across Ontario because of a WORLD-WIDE ECONOMIC CRISIS. Not to mention the jobs lost all over the world. How can this union think this is a reasonable action?

There are many people who would give their right arm for a well paid job, with good benefits, driving a bus. How can these bus drivers think this is a good thing?

This is a union that needs to be taught the facts of life … but clearly they don’t care!


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8 thoughts on “Ottawa Transpo Strike!

  1. My son is a U of Ottawa student and is impacted by this. I don’t know how he is going to manage to get to school. It’s exam time. (He lives in the west end of the city)

  2. My son is a U of Ottawa student and is impacted by this. I don’t know how he is going to manage to get to school. It’s exam time. (He lives in the west end of the city)

  3. It doesn’t appear that the union has any sympathy … they feel justified in demanding “more” despite the realities of today’s world. I hope they get what they deserve!

  4. It doesn’t appear that the union has any sympathy … they feel justified in demanding “more” despite the realities of today’s world. I hope they get what they deserve!

  5. I am impacted by this as well. I am now forced into a vehicle with my wife everyday. The commute used to be my fortress of solitude.

    God help me

  6. I am impacted by this as well. I am now forced into a vehicle with my wife everyday. The commute used to be my fortress of solitude.

    God help me

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