- October 16, 2012 - 08:19
I feel that the time for unions is long past. Let the airport authority pull a Ronald regan. Fire the lot and rehire people to do the work. If the present workers want to come back, they do it on the terms of the new hires.
- Virginia Waters
- October 15, 2012 - 09:35
Couldn't agree more - O'Keefe is ian embarrassment. Someone needs to give the mayor a copy of the City of St. John's Act. It very clearly lays out the mandate of the City and its mayor. It does not include the annexation of other municipalities, making donations to foreign states, or the resolution of labour disputes that don't involve the City. If you want to run for provincial or federal office Mr. O'Keefe - be our guest, but otherwise try to focus on the job at hand. I'm all for making improvements but the pace of road work this year is not only frustrating for drivers but very worrisome for taxpayers. Property reassessments are due out any day now and we're told the average increase will be 40%. O'Keefe has been non-committal on whether the mill rate will be rolled back to offset this increase. The rate of inflation in Canada is running about one-percent, so there is no justification for a 40% increase in property taxes. The only saving grace may be that the municipal elections are next year - a chance to make some badly needed changes on council.
- October 15, 2012 - 09:00
The issues aside, the union's timing in this thing is stupid. The airport will function normally as long as there's little of no snow. And even then there's essential staff to take care of it. As for Dennis functioning, well, that's another story fellow councillors have to put up with.
- Political Watcher
- October 15, 2012 - 08:43
Funny thing, during the Metrobus strike Doc stayed so far away we needed a crusie ship ticket to find him. But out Doc, none of your business.