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.
“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.