Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Questions About the TTC Strike

I liked the Toronto Sun’s editorial today on Monday’s illegal transit strike.

Here’s a snippet:

Premier Dalton McGuinty, Mayor David Miller and TTC Chairman Howard Moscoe have all said that TTC workers went on an illegal strike yesterday morning.

Ok, since according to all three of them, laws were broken, we have five simple questions:

Who’s going to jail?
Who’s going to be fired?
Who’s going to be demoted?
Who’s going to be fined?
Who’s going to pay?
The Sun asks the right questions, but unfortunately it won’t get any answers.

The fact is we let public sector union bosses get away with this sort of stuff all the time and it’s always taxpayers who end up suffering.

That’s why we need to do one of two things: either open up public sector services to competition so that unions can no longer hold the public hostage or we ban public sector strikes and aggressively enforce the law.

Taxpayers deserve to get the services they pay for.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's a third option Gerry. We could simply stop electing our governments that refuse to levy consequences on illegal actions and which pander(usually very openly) to the unions themselves.