By John Ross Harvey
The Toronto civil service strike has been around for a few weeks now
Mostly know the world over on CNN as Toronto's garbage strike
Which is mostly true as that service is part of the union
That also includes daycare facilities
Not that people's children not being cared for ever makes the news
Ferries to the island were also affected
Thankfully some people have created island access in the interim
Or everyone living there would suffer dearly
Garbage in the parks, not a brilliant system
But what choice have they when strikers block the dumps
Why is city employing garbage workers, or sanitation engineers?
Almost every other city around contracts it out.
Could be Miller or Laidlaw or Wasteco, they have many to choose from
So why wouldn't they simply fire them all and contract out?
And then pay the rest of the people not crippling our city that are not
Striking as garbage workers
Garbage is an essential service, our health and well being are greatly affected
Garbage should never be allowed to discontinue
Unions are to blame
Unions demand more than the average working class
I've never been in a union, the company I work for does not hire union workers
Toyota does not hire CAW, who had better quality workmanship?
Now VIA rail is on strike
Maybe that's a godsend to commuters as now they cannot
Commute into the smelly city anymore.
If I get a million book buyers from the links to the left
I'll donate half of it to ALS charity
That's certainly more productive than a garbage worker union strike