Oct 15 2007

Vancouver strike over! Now, about that refund

Eighty-eight days after the Vancouver strike started, we’ve finally reached a settlement.

Garbage workers will start clearing the streets of a surprisingly small pile of garbage tomorrow (most Vancouverites without private garbage collection have been throwing their trash into Burnaby’s fully-functioning dumpsters for months). The fruit flies that bugged us during Thanksgiving dinners have been given their eviction notices.

The question now is whether Vancouver City Hall will be refunding residents for three months worth of lost services. Not paying 5,000 workers for that long must have resulted in some cost savings.

A tax refund just in time for a little holiday shopping would be awfully nice.

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2 Responses to “Vancouver strike over! Now, about that refund”

  1. on 17 Oct 2007 at 9:29 am

    Jonathon,

    I would sure hope that we get some sort of refund, because this strike was awful. I just hope that Vancouverites don’t forget what happened here! See my related post:

    http://hummingbird604.blogspot.com/2007/10/do-vancouverites-have-amnesia.html

  2. on 18 Oct 2007 at 7:48 am

    I would also love to believe there will be some sort of refund in the cards – but sadly I also recall rumours of a class action suit following the 4+ month (!!!) transit strike several years back. Alas it was not to be. But I still believe in the tooth fairy so let’s keep that refund in mind…

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