Okay enough already with the labour problems. Each week seems to bring a new low. Today it was a story in the paper about some firefighters dressed as Santa Claus not being able to give out presents.
Here's what should be done:
1) Everybody gets an increase of three-quarters of a percent each year of the contract for 4 years.
2) All unions adopt the long service award formula used by the teachers
3) The teachers pay towards their retirement health benefits in a phased in way with 3% paid the first year and increasing by 3% each year until they're the same as other public sector workers.
I'm hoping that this doesn't go on much longer. If they can't decide soon, then please send it to an arbitrator so that this can be resolved in a timely manner. Things are so toxic I'm not very optimistic that the groups themselves are going to be able to settle this. –The “Okay enough already” guy