I've been advocating strike mandates for 25 years now. Rates go up and down like a yo-yo,, and we just sit there with our fingers up our noses, while everyone else makes money.
We have to shut Ontraio down for 3 days, Stop ALL deliveries. nobody puts a key in an ignition, everyone gets the flu. Here's the deal! I'm more than willing to be the guy who goes to Toronto and stand in front of the Legislature or House or anyone else and tell them why we're striking. Fuel prices first off, taxes second, bad rates and the fuel surcharge ! Now THAT is a problem. Most companies keep a portion of that surcharge and lie that you're getting ALL of it...money they didn't earn, nor deserve! How much crap can we take, and still say "Driver....no one's gonna go for that...you're wasting your time". We have to stop it NOW, and move ahead. DEMAND decent pay, drop the idiot surcharge, and put US up where everyone else is. We work more hours, and get less pay.It's a no brainer. When was the last time you had a COLA? when was the last time your benefits were free. I want to see us be designated an "ESSENTIAL SERVICE". when the government does this it means that the service in question gets tax breaks and, perhaps incentives.....does anyone else think this way? We have a way to go, but need other passengers to climb onboard! Get back to Me and let Me know what you think!