It is official: the bus drivers in Ottawa are assholes. I honestly didn't think it would happen, but apparently the overpaid drivers who provide poor service have decided to screw over the entire city which is spread out and relies heavily on our already very expensive bus system.
Just so you all know, it costs 3 bucks to ride the bus. Compare that to the price in your own city. Crazy eh?
I don't know how Andrew will get to work tomorrow. Especially since the city was just crippled by snow, and we're supposed to get freezing rain tonight. And if this strike lasts, I'll be looking at a 1.5-2 hour walk to school in the cold for my exams.
Fuck you OC Transpo. Hang in there, City of Ottawa negotiators. Don't give the bastards what they want! I'd rather walk and watch the drivers suffer. Enjoy picketing in the snow!
UPDATE [Wed @ 1:00pm]: The drivers are now blocking traffic with their picketing. If I was in a car, I wouldn't be stopping. Technically, shouldn't they be getting tickets for some sort of obstruction of roadways? Get the cops involved, Larry O'Brien... do something good for this city for once!
These drivers are gonna be treated like complete shit when they do go back to work. Well done, assholes.
There's also a chance that the feds will declare the drivers an essential service, which would force them back to work. That would be great. And really, it already SHOULD be an essential service. Go feds go!