- Jul 10, 2022
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What is the insane figure you are referring to?Once upon a time they did. Perhaps I was painting with a broad brush but union's used to fight for workers rights, but now the fight for the best deal is essentially drop an insane number on the table and strike the moment the govt says wtf is that...
The education worker's strike referred to an ~11% wage increase per year, which figures to about a $3.75 wage increase an hour. Have you seen the cost of living in this province? The union's request seems paltry in comparison. And I don't buy this as being some sort of exercise in financial prudence, either: let's not forget that the gov't is no stranger to wasting large amounts of money, such as in the construction of the SSE or burying the Eglinton LRT west extension. It is most curious that there is money to be found for megalomaniacal vanity projects, but not for paying workers a livable wage. Curious indeed...
The GO strike meanwhile is chiefly about job security and not contracting out services. It would cost Metrolinx near nothing to promise not to do that, and they can't even do that.