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On October 24, 2011, transit workers from York Region Transit and GO Transit will go on strike, leaving over 100,000 people in the GTA scrambling to find alternative and inconvenient means of transportation.
All parties involved (Metrolinx, ATU Local 1587, and the Federal Government), share responsibility for allowing the dispute to reach this point.
-Failed to negotiate an agreement with ATU Local 1587 in a timely manner
-Failed to provide an alternate means of transportation for the affected passengers.
ATU Local 1587:
-Failed to negotiate an agreement with Metrolinx in a timely manner.
-Proposing demands that, in the current economic climate, are insulting to the general public, and in particular, non-unionized and unemployed workers.
-Lack of regard for passengers who are affected by the strike. Students and workers will be left to make alternate travel plans, simply to get to school or work.
-Failed to give any attention to this dispute, allowing it to reach the point of an impending strike.
-Failing to provide an alternate means of transportation in the event of a strike.