One-timers

01.29.09

  • The new Montreal transit chief – get this – actually uses public transit! What a concept! He’s even promised to ride the bus out to the west island to see for himself what a disaster the system is out there. Will it lead to improvements? Stay tuned.
  • Meanwhile in Ottawa, citizens who’ve been held hostage by the OC Transpo strike, now in its 51st day, might get a reprieve in the form of back to work legislation. For their sake, here’s hoping.
  • Back in Montreal, the snow removal crews walked off the job in the middle of a blizzard just in time for afternoon rush hour yesterday. They’re upset because of a payment dispute, and, as is typical for union workers, they believe that gives them the right to endanger people’s lives.
  • In more union news, York University students head back in class this week after the government passed legislation forcing striking CUPE members back to work after nearly three months. But, as new blogger Chris reports, this may be only the tip of the iceberg.
  • More strikes in France? So what else is new?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Catherine Dickson 01.29.09 at 11:59 PM

Ottawa bus strike is over!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2 Marie-Hélène Haeck 01.30.09 at 5:49 PM

What a relief for Ottawa!

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