Sunday, April 27, 2008

Transit Strike

Well here in Toronto our Transit system the TTC went on strike at midnight with less then one hours notice to the city, it’s drivers, and most importantly us riders.To give this kind of notice after telling us we would have 48 hours notice of a strike well lets put it this way : it is unethical!

As one who relies on transit to get around as I do not own a car ( really living in East End ) there isn't the necessity for one. Who does this strike effect most? The working poor, those on disability. and those on welfare..others can quickly come up with contingency plans and even buy a bike, take a taxi etc where as two days before end of the month cheques most will be left at home or hoofing it. There are many of us hurting over this strike dear workers who did turn down a decent deal. As is on a North American basis our drivers are rather well paid, have a decent package overall, and a union that works for them not too shabby.

As for the short time line to this strike I think there are some higher ups who are going to have to start answering a bunch of questions because drivers, subway operators and us riders were all left in unsafe places at midnight.

Now for those who do have to get around :
Here are a few suggestions:

1. Carpool
2. Bike
3. Go Train–now they are NOT putting on any extra service so be mindful of this and be prepared to wait.
4. As for the taxis in town they will be very busy so no appointments or prebooking allowed so call at least 30 minutes before you need it.



Blogger Shopaholic_Sinful said...

goshh.. must be hard for those who depends on the public transport...

April 27, 2008 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Pompuan Melayu Di Dallas said...

sib baik ahkak ada yellow baby .. kalu depa nak strike kat sini pun strike la .. :)

April 27, 2008 at 7:40 PM  

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