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TTC strike imminent? 
31st-Mar-2008 09:16 am
toronto
There are still rumours that the TTC will be shutdown tomorrow due to a strike, but I was checking online and found (via The Toronto Star) that a "work to rule" is more likely. Some of these "rules" scare me; here's what the article says this means:
  • not wearing uniforms - yeah, so what
  • not collecting fares - woohoo! :)
  • adhering to all safety checks - errr, that sounds like a good idea - maybe that's something they should do all the time, doesn't it?
  • adhere to all the Highway Traffic Act (regulations) and all the signage - isn't that a novel idea? Maybe the passengers won't be thrown around so much?
So I'm all in favour of this "work to rule" - sounds like I'm in for a safer, cheaper journey.
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31st-Mar-2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
So I'm all in favour of this "work to rule" - sounds like I'm in for a safer, cheaper journey

And a helluva lot slower too.
31st-Mar-2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Aside from not jumping red lights, I don't see that it should be any slower - we don't get close to the speed limit most days.

Plus there are days when I don't believe they could physically go any slower without going backwards!
31st-Mar-2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
It doeeeeesn't quite work like that ;)

ie: If the contract says they get a 30min break after 4hrs work, instead of waiting to get to the end of the line and have it then, they *will* stop the bus mid route and take their break.

Little things like that you'll see happen that you normally wouldn't.
31st-Mar-2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
They stop for coffee mid-route already, especially if it's the bus that will only just get you to work at 10am. A 30min stop would probably result in them being lynched and one of the passengers taking over as driver :)
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