“Work it out so we can work!’’
That was the catchy, rhythmic chant student employees from Centreville were using yesterday as they urged an end to the strike that has left them without work.
Wearing their turquoise ‘Centreville’ shirts, the students organized a lively picket at Nathan Phillips Square — their first — just a few yards away from striking CUPE members.
The students, who weren’t blaming the city or CUPE, not publicly anyway, urged a resolution to the strike, saying they’re caught in the middle.
Among a host of services affected by the work stoppage, ferry service to the Toronto Islands has been suspended, which forced the closing of Centreville, a popular amusement park operated by a family-run business. About 400 seasonal employees are out of work as a result.
Alicia Sayles, 21, an office foreman at Centreville entering her third year at York University in communications and humanities, said she’s frustrated and feels helpless.
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