The YRT strike, which began on October 24th, continues to drag on with virtually no response from the region. This lack of action is unacceptable, as those who rely on transit are forced to endure long walks, rely on the aid of others, and resort to using routes that while not impacted by the strike, are less convenient and overburdened by their increase in passengers.
It is my belief that the union is fighting for realistic wages and are not simply being greedy. In York Region we have some of the highest fares in Canada, and as such the employees should be compensated justly and not middle man contractors who do nothing but gouge their employees, riders, and taxpayers while walking away with obscene profits.
This page however is for people who want to see regular service resume, regardless of where they stand on this debate. The collective bargaining process has not worked, and back to work legislation will likely be needed sooner or later. If our councilors, the ones which are supposed to represent the views of the people, choose not to act we will not be voting for our incumbents in the next municipal election.
Here is a list of York Region Councilors:
Mayor Geoff Dawe
Mayor Virginia Hackson
Mayor Robert Grossi
Mayor Steven Pellingrini
Mayor Frank Scarpitti (2006-present)
Joseph Virgilio - appointed to replace the late Tony Wong (died 2009)
Mayor A.J. (Tony) Van Bynen
Mayor David Barrow
Vito Spatafora (2006-present)
Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua (2010-present)
Joyce Frustaglio (2006-present)
Mario Ferri (2006-present)
Mayor Wayne Emmerson
Link to page: http://www.facebook.com/YRTBack2Work
Link to petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/y...ork/signatures