Toronto Strike - What are your views?
July 23, 2009 8:49pm CST
For all of you Torontonians out there (I'm sure there are quite a few!): What are your thoughts on the strike that has disabled much of our city this summer? For those that are not up to date with the strike let me give you a brief summary of what's going on. For the past month or so, the city of Toronto has been on strike. The reason being that city workers are demanding that they be able to bank in sick days that they have not used at the end of the year. They're asking for something like 18 sick days a year which is perfectly fine by all means. However, if they only use 3 of these sick days a year, they want to be compensated for the remaining 15. Personally, I find this to be outrageous. Why should you be paid for days that you were not even sick for? With the economy especially being as low as it is, this is asking for far too much!
• United States
24 Jul 09
just shows you that people want something for nothing and they wonder why the economy is like this. Lets see they get paid for doing nothing, not even being sick or for vacation. Then now take that cost, and you wonder what is going to pay for it? Income tax, property tax, sales tax, which each one of them pays and is constantly increasing because why start at the beginning of this response.. getting the picture..
26 Jul 09
Ah, as a fellow Torontonian, I feel angry and mad at how our mayor handles these types of situations. First, it's been over a month as of today, which is ridiculous. The worst part is that this is our only main tourist season, in which millions of tourists come from countries all over the world to see how dirty of city is. Now, the garbage is not the only issue. We have to deal with closed ferry service, no swimming pools, no Toronto summer camps, no swimming, etc. This deprives the most vulnerable and the ones in the most poverty of the most basic services, which what makes Toronto so diverse and so peaceful. Now, the most disgusted part of all is that we still pay our property tax, even though we receive no service! How's that for you in this Recession?