Transit drivers forced to take action

Before criticizing the bus drivers one would do well to look at management’s actions.

Before criticizing the bus drivers one would do well to look at management’s actions.

Management’s PR person seems determined to do every thing she can to inflame the issues, maybe just her but more likely she is a willing agent of senior management.

It is difficult to comprehend how a CEO of any company qualifies for a bonus of greater than the amount of money many people are paid for a year when his staff is on a job action.

Can anyone seriously think the president and CEO Manuel Achadinha deserves a bonus when passengers are standing in the cold waiting for a bus that doesn’t come because they have not hired enough mechanics to fix the buses?

The longer the job action continues the more I realize the workers have a point and are justified in their job action.

B.C. Transit certainly does not need the PR spokesperson they have now. Dismiss her and they would have all the money they need to pay the transit drivers the additional money they need for the more qualified licenses.

As much as the proposed job action on Jan. 22 will inconvenience me, I understand why the workers have been forced by management to take action.

Norm Ryder

Central Saanich

 

 

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