Wednesday morning was a walk-to-your-work day. I didn't realize that bus drivers continued with their strike until some guy told a woman waiting with me at a bus stop that they went on strike. I walked a kilometer to work in very windy weather. Good thing I wasn't wearing heels!
I wonder how much those bus drivers are losing money each day they are on strike. They are asking for at least 8% increase in their salaries. I feel for them, especially if they have young kids. They earn at least $13/hour.
That's just plain unfair.
How in the world are they able to support a family with that? It's crazy and sad at the same time. They should increase their salaries to at least $15 as a minimum! Driving is not the safest job to do. To sit on your butt for 8 hours is already a negative as a driver. Top that with the responsibility of ensuring safety of your passengers is enough of a reason to get more remuneration.
I support you bus drivers!