Thursday, December 11, 2008

Your thoughts, please

I know most of Ottawa is upset with what's going on with OC Transpo.

We've all heard that the strike is not about money, that it's about block scheduling: OC Transpo Union says that workers should be able to choose their work week day-by-day (e.g. i will work Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon, take Wednesday off, work all day Thurday, Friday morning and take Saturday and Sunday off etc. etc.) The problem with this, is that the Auditor General has found that this system is currently being abused and the city is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on over time and the like.

So, what do you think? Do you think workers should be allowed to choose their work schedule based on seniority? I admit that it's a nice perk and as the Union President says, a reason to achieve seniority. But, i can't think of any other profession (except when you work for yourself) where you get to decide your own schedule - seniority or not.

And if you're an OC Transpo worker, what do you think? Your Union President Andre Cornellier doesn't want you to be able to read the offer from the City. Wouldn't you like to be able to read it and maybe vote on if you like the offer or not?

Talk to me.

For those of you who would like to see Andre Cornellier (Union President) here are some links:…r.Dec09.08.mp3
my personal fav:…ke/#clip120211
another good one:

Personally, if he was my union president and the one responsible for making decisions, i would quit. No really, i find this guy to be completely unprofessional and narrow minded.