The thought of a transit strike in even a mild winter will raise the hackles of those of us who regularly use the service, whether the bus or ferries. I hope that with the vote union’s vote being so overwhelming (98.4%) that this is merely the opening response to a productive negotiation with the City, but may well be pie-in-the-sky thinking. The fact that the City wants to open up their options to contracting out more labour elevates this fight from the typical dollars and cents into a realm of principle that might well wind up with a strike or lockout, depending on who wants to be the bad guy.
Not a fan of strikes, but I am a fan of unions, so peace Brothers and Sisters!
Also not a big fan of a 6 km walk/run to work in the morning, but if that’s where it goes, that’s where it goes.