City Strike Ultimatum?

An ultimatum of sorts has been cast. Mark Ferguson, president of CUPE Local 416, has said, “we must have a settlement by midnight on Sunday or we are finished”. No resolution by then and he will walk away from the negotiation table and head to the picket line.

The municipal workers began to strike June 22. Only 6,000 of the city’s 30,000 workers continue to provide essential services. The work stoppage continues to affect city-run daycares, parks, pools, and yes, garbage collection.

Hoping that some progress can be made soon. We should try to head the lessons learned from Windsor’s recently resolved 100 day strike.

2 Comments so far

  1. jeanwelsh on July 26th, 2009 @ 9:31 am

    I think we have been doing well. Miller just don’t not have no cash. I tell you what. Me and my family have been using “Garbage Help” to help take peoples garbage to an industrial garbage zone. Many other folk are helpin out too. For a big fat city, I’d say we’re doing alright.


  2. swoononeone (tor_trevor) on July 28th, 2009 @ 7:21 am

    I’d have to agree. The business associations, communities like Kensington, and everyday people have done well to combat illegal dumping and their neighbourhoods clean despite the strike. Too bad many lazy people still try to stuff street corner garbage containers brimming with waste. The milder temperatures have definitely been welcome to reduce the effects/smell!

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