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Old December 11th, 2003, 04:14 PM
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Just returned from a massive strike in downtown Montreal of all public service workers, including daycares. There must've been at least 10,000 people there in the POURING rain, it never let up, just got worse. There were more umbrellas than picket signs!
My husband kindly brought home one of those industrial bright yellow rubber rain suits complete with pants and hood, which covered my winter coat and backpack and kept me very dry. All my co-workers made fun of me and called me a big yellow duck, but I was the only one who went home warm and dry! It's nice to be home early for a change, and catch up on the boards!

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Old December 11th, 2003, 04:32 PM
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wow what a story! Glad you stayed dry Do they want more money?

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Old December 11th, 2003, 05:26 PM
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no, our new Premier is reneging on campaign promises and reducing services, and doing away with our $5 a day daycare system. Basically making changes for the worse.
And we the workers bear the brunt of these changes...

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Old December 11th, 2003, 05:54 PM
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Donna,
...And out here on the left coast BC Ferries is on strike, with all sailings cancelled for today (Only a few the last few days). The latest is that BC Ferries is going to apply to the Supreme Court to enforce the back- to-work order which was issued earlier (90 day cooling off period).

Hopefully they'll get it all sorted out soon- in both cases. Stay warm and dry Donna!

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Old December 11th, 2003, 11:42 PM
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Yeah, saw that on CTV news too Richard. Did you see me in the rain in my yellow suit?

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Over 300 nurses at our small town hospital have been on strike for over a year and it has torn the community apart. The hospital is still running, with temporary nurses who are very good, but the bad feelings on both sides will not be forgotten. There doesn't seem to be any end in sight either.

I hope this strike is over soon for you....it is disruptive no matter which side one is on.
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Glad you were warm and dry, Donna! What a day! Hope that the protest will have positive influence. Hope you gave your dh a big extra hug for getting you the rain gear!

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I wonder how someone who can afford to sail the QM2 can complain about paying more than $5 for daycare. Or, is it, if you actually had to pay to raise your children, you couldn't affort the cruise? Sorry, we the taxpayers (who are also we the workers) sometimes get a little upset, too.

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