Maybe what Mayor Miller should be thinking about banning next... is unabashed greed...
All over North America, jobs are being slashed as companies fail or teeter on the brink. For those lucky enough to keep their jobs, many are facing pay cuts or mandatory unpaid days off. For the unemployed, finding a new job is near impossible, and most of the available jobs are part-time or contract-only.So what will a strike affect?
And then there are Toronto's unionized workers, who are preparing to go on strike as early as this Monday, if the city continues to push for changes to their sick day allotment. Under the current system, employees have a whopping eighteen sick days per year.
Days that aren't used up can be used to retire early or can be cashed in at the end of their careers.
Household garbage, recycling, green bin and yard waste collection will be cancelled. Private garbage and recycling collection will continue in Etobicoke and at most condos and apartment buildings across city.Hey, it's not all bad news.
All scheduled meetings of Council, community councils, standing committees, advisory committees and task forces will be cancelled.
All City-run events scheduled on Nathan Phillips Square, Metro Square and other civic squares will be cancelled. All Environment Days scheduled during the labour disruption will be rescheduled.
Toronto Island ferry service will be cancelled.
Parks will be open for casual use only but all permits for parks, tennis courts, outdoor sports fields and civic squares will be cancelled.
All City community centres and fitness centres will be closed as will city pools, arenas, golf courses. wading pools and the Riverdale Farm.
All recreation programming, including camps, classes, drop-ins, clubs and city programming in community schools will be cancelled.
All child care centres directly operated by Toronto Children's Services are closed.
Five Toronto Public Library branches located in shared facilities with City services will close for the duration of the labour dispute.
There won't be any parking tickets for the duration.
Party on, Toronto.