QUOTED: TTC union president Bob Kinnear, on frustration with public transit
“It just amazes me that people get bogged down on these little insignificant incidents rather than focusing on what’s really happening in this continuing deterioration of our system.”
–ATU Local 113 president Bob Kinnear, talking to the National Post about the latest in a never-ending series of news stories about TTC staff slacking off on the job. (This time, some passengers were left alone on a bus for about 30 minutes, apparently because their driver finished his shift before his replacement was ready to take over.) Not everyone will appreciate Kinnear’s attitude, but, for what it’s worth, even upper management agrees that the TTC has much bigger problems than the occasional (or, not-so-occasional) service interruption.
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What’s considered ‘insignificant’ to Bob may be the difference in making to work on time (and keeping their job) to someone else.
I can only assume that Kinnear thinks members of the public are all stupid, because his comments presupposes that concern over a service interruption means that we are incapable of also focusing on larger, macro issues. Guess what, Bob – we can get worked up over both.
People were abandoned on a bus for 30 minutes. That conduct is inexcusable. Kinnear is not winning much public support for his union and its members by suggesting that this kind of episode is insignificant or that we are all paying attention to the wrong things. Kinnear needs some management and public relations training, asap.
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