Oct 10 2007
The garbage men are still on strike in Vancouver.
Odd, since the inside-workers have abandoned labor strife in favor of a settlement. So much for a united front.
Even the parks board workers who are still on strike are only still sticking to their guns on a technicality (Globe & Mail). Almost 60 per cent of those workers actually voted to end their strike. They needed a two-thirds majority to accept a new contract (a unique situation amongst all unions in Canada).
Bottom line: Vancouver can look forward to sharing accommodations with increasingly pesky swarms of fruit flies (The cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving dinner was a definite draw for our little bacterial vector friends).
Just to check, if both sides get to vote on the latest deal, what was the point of bringing in a presumably-objective arbitrator?