Toronto starts to stink

Strike shuts down garbage and daycare services in TO

Twenty-four thousand city workers have walked off the job. This comes after the 12:01 a.m. deadline set between two unions and the city passed this morning without an acceptable collective agreement being tabled. Garbage, daycare, water, sewer and social services, as well as rec centers and summer camps will all be affected. The strike begins at the height of Toronto’s tourist season, which could suffer as museums, galleries, and even golf courses and ferries shut down. The city cited the recession and made an offer asking for concessions on job security, seniority, sick leave and scheduling. A union rep called it “complete garbage,” but talks are expected to continue.

CBC News

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