Monday, 2 April 2012

The Vote Is Set

As has been reported, the presentation of the new contract language is set for this Thursday at Lansdowne Park.

I don't have to tell you how happy I am that this contract presentation has been expedited from the two-week delay that was originally planned. This will be a healthy dose of STFU to the tinfoil hatted garage lawyers that want to stand on soapboxes and moan about the old days. If all the cards are on the table, we vote with a clear mind.

Personally, I am very optimistic that this contract will see the beginning of a long term labour peace at OC Transpo. It would be such a relief to focus on what really matters in transit... moving people.

The mood today in the garage was good. I expect that now that the mystery is gone from this negotiation, the good mood will be bordering on contagious. If you see your bus driver smiling tomorrow, don't be alarmed. He's not high, he's experiencing something he hasn't had in a few years.

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