Transit labour situation beyond ridiculous

This B.C. Transit situation has moved beyond ridiculous and it’s time for the transit union to get a big dose of reality

This B.C. Transit situation has moved beyond ridiculous and it’s time for the transit union to get a big dose of reality.

In a time where most people are happy just to have a job, many others don’t have jobs and all are struggling to make ends meet, why is it that the only people who are getting more money in this economy are government workers?

Here are some facts for you bus drivers: Your industry is heavily subsidized by us taxpayers.

That’s right. The majority of that money is taken from the exact people who aren’t using the transit system through gas and road taxes.

Why exactly do transit drivers think they deserve so much more of our money?

If I worked in a job where I could be replaced by any person over the age of 16 who is able to sit for long periods of time, I would definitely be pretty humble.

This situation demonstrates the arrogance of all government workers and the delusion that they are indispensable and irreplaceable, when the exact opposite is true. I say fire them all.

People would be lining up for the privilege to do their job, and probably for less money and a far more reasonable benefit package.

Let these drivers see how hard it is to make it in the real world.

John MacIntyre

Central Saanich


Just Posted

Economic inequality, immigration still need work in Victoria: Prosperity index

Housing, environmental health factors show improvements in 2019: report

WATCH: Soon-to-be guide dogs take part in the Amazing Puppy Race

10 puppies training to be guide dogs took part in a social Easter egg hunt

Victoria City Councillor Laurel Collins wins federal NDP nomination

Collins will run for Victoria in the upcoming federal election

Eco warriors to shut down Douglas Street on Earth Day

Environmentalists to call on banks to divert investments into green infrastructure

Victoria church bells toll in solidarity with Notre Dame Cathedral after devastating fire

Churches around the globe ring bells to honour iconic Paris cathedral

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. senior sentenced for sexually abusing special-needs granddaughter

73-year-old Cortes Island man will go to jail for three years

Howe Sound Queen sailing toward retirement

Vessel now up for auction ends regular runs between Crofton and Vesuvius at the beginning of June

Should B.C. lower speed limits on side roads to 30 km/h?

Vancouver city councillor wants to decrease speed limits along neighbourhood side roads

Lawsuit eyed over union-only raise for B.C. community care workers

‘Low-wage redress’ leaves 17,000 employees out, employers say

Landlord of alleged Okanagan shooter recounts deadly day

Tony Friesen was working in one of the units of his Penticton building when he heard shots

Foreign national arrested in connection to thefts at YVR

A woman, 60, is being held in police custody as Richmond RCMP investigate

Most Read