6 Feb 2012

Canada: support for transit strike grows

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
As the strike by bus and ferry workers employed by Metro Transit enters its fifth day, picketing continues day and night. Ken Wilson, president of their ATU union branch, said people are dropping off coffee, gift cards and sandwiches to the workers, and labour groups are lending tents and camping stoves. “If 763 workers are prepared to lose their pay and stand out in -18 C weather for four-hour shifts, then that has to tell you it must be worth it,” he said. 

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