Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Regina: City to shut down

The verdict is in. Regina city workers voted to reject the latest offer from the City. As of today, all services (garbage collection, buses, leisure centres) will be terminated.

There are a lot of questions that need answers.

We need to know whether city wages have increased over time (intuitively you know they have, but we need it in writing). And we need to know who will benefit from a raise for the unions. Will it only affect those at the top of the payscale? Don't city workers get COLA increases when they are at the top of the scale? There is a dearth of information out there.

We'll get some answers, don't you worry.

4 comments:

Shawn said...

Good time for the city to start tenders for private contractors to provide services.

Adrienne Batra said...

Shawn, you are on to something with your comments. The City of Winnipeg recently voted in favour of contracting out the remainder of our city's garbage pick-up at a savings to the taxpayers of approximately $2.3 million.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me Pres. Ron Reagan had a similar problem with some Air Traffic Controllers once.

Shawn said...

Reagan's solution worked quite nicely if my memory serves. Note the word ONCE, beats the heck out of fighting over this nonsense every year.

Liberate these poor, oppressed souls from the horrific slavery to which they are bound (sarcasm) and let someone willing to work for the wage get in there.

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