The article refers to the unexpected strike at the Toronto Transit Commission last Friday night. As I said here, why is public transit a government owned monopoly anyway? There is a bill before city council to make the TTC an essential service. This is better than nothing but, if there were transit competition, the service it provides wouldn't be essential and they could strike away to their hearts content. Just like workers in the private sector. If GM is on strike, you can always buy a Ford or a Toyota.