Today's T&T had an editorial siding with The City, backing the lock out (surprise surprise) and finished with
Yet we also sympathize with the rank-and-file members of the union. This is not their fault. In our opinion, their leadership has seriously miscalculated the current mood of citizens, the resolve of council and its own strategy. We hope for the sake of union members that a return to the bargaining table comes quickly.
This is a very strange thing to say. The rank and file
voted for the strike.
Since they have been in the legal strike position, they could have gone on strike, removing the bus service, at any time over the last two months.
But they have not done so.
As Paladin has shown, The City has misled the public with half truths and gaps in information in their propaganda. The City has also proved themselves to be liars with that nonsense blaming the dispute for the mechanics shortage, when they were short on mechanics for at least two years.
And now, after a lengthy period of the drivers NOT
striking, The City has locked them out, depriving people of the service. And the T&T backs it. Absolutely unbelievable.