Don't get me wrong, the city workers on strike are being unreasonable as well. Who decided that going on strike in a time like this would be a good idea.
Does no one read a newspaper, or watch the news.
Did no one see what happened to GM when workers wouldn't take a pay cut? The company went bankrupt and the workers lost their jobs.
Last time there was a garbage strike here in Toronto in 2002, it was jobs for life on the line.
Now it's unused sick days and being paid for those sick days that were not used. What?!?
Do you think the people who recently lost their jobs due to the downturn in the economy really have any sympathy for accumulated sick days that no one else gets?
GIVE ME A BREAK!
Did I go to sleep and wake up in 1988?
This is 2009 and like it or not, this is the new reality. Wake up and understand that the gravy train has left the station and tax payers are fed up with having to pay for perks that are not only unreasonable in today's economy, it is also money that could be better spent on our ailing infrastructure that sorely needs it.
Having said that, the majority of the blame still falls on city hall.
Let me put it another way. If you are a hockey player and sign a contract with the city with a no trade clause, and then the economy takes a turn and the city decides they want to trade you. How can the city be upset with you when you refuse to be traded. Didn't the city sign the contract and agree to the terms in the first place?
So its back to you Mayor Miller. It is your office that puts this city in the position that it is in right now. Time to get off your ass and stop pointing fingers at the tax payer for illegally dumping garbage and get these strikers back to work.
That is what WE pay YOU to do.