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Potential SkyTrain strike worries riders relying on transit for work

FILE PHOTO. (Photo by Dustin Godfrey for NEWS 1130)
Summary

It's a bit of déjà vu for commuters, as they are left to deal with the possibility of another strike by transit workers

The union representing 900 SkyTrain employees has issued a 72-hour notice, with no details given

Transit users are worried about how they will get to work come Monday

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It was a short-lived relief for those who rely on SkyTrain to travel around the Lower Mainland, after one strike by some transit workers was averted.

Now, SkyTrain workers have issued a 72-hour strike notice, and some are left wondering how exactly their commute will be impacted if job action is taken.

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“That would be terrible if that happens, because I don’t have any other alternative rides,” says one woman.

“A large effect, because I need to get my bank stuff done, lots of my daily stuff done too,” says one man.

“I don’t have a car, I’m not [in] the most concentrated place to live – it’s really spread out and sprawled,” says another woman. “I would be paying $15 to cab one way […] It disrupts my lifestyle.”

But with few details about what job action would look like, others are optimistic that negotiations over the weekend can lead to a deal and put an end to any worries.