Thursday, June 11, 2009


What kind of message do you send to the public when you hold an individual for three hours at the exit of a facility?

Yes, CUPE Locals 82 and 543 were holding people for up to three hours at the Central Avenue waste and recycling transfer facility on their way out. You see, the City has an injunction that limits pickets to five minutes. Now, in the wacky world of unions, that means each person that arrives at the entrance or exit will be held for five minutes. Well, if you are the 12th vehicle waiting to leave, you may have spent 60 minutes waiting.

How CUPE does not see this as intimidation is beyond me? Holding an elderly diabetic man for three hours is not going to win over people. You are angering the wrong people.