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Bad PR move

Looks like the transit workers finally caught on that it isn’t making their strike too popular with the public when they force people off a bus mid-route:

The Montreal Transit Corp. and its striking maintenance workers’ union promised yesterday not to leave passengers in the lurch during rush hour.

The strike has reduced bus and métro service to weekdays only, from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

To the chagrin of commuters, some buses stop running early to return to MTC garages by the designated cutoff times.

Prodded by the Quebec Essential Services Council, the two sides agreed to ensure commuters can board buses and métro trains right up until 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and go to the end of the route.

Still doesn’t make me any more sympathetic to them.

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