CUPE Sets Up Hotline For Trash Talk
Now that private garbage pick-up west of Yonge Street is in full swing in Toronto, the union which used to handle the job is speaking out and hoping you will, too.
Underlining contracting things out still means taxpayers are subsidizing garbage workers salaries, CUPE local 416 head Mark Ferguson says they've set up hotline that will allow residents to report what he calls shoddy service and dangerous driving.
Ferguson says he wants new workers to be held accountable.
He says it's been documented in other cities and countries that keeping services like waste removal public is better for residents in the long run, from cost to quality standards. He says he's worried other services like water will soon be handled by private contractors.
The number for that hotline is 1-866-419-2227.