S**T (properly) OR GET OFF THE POT
Hey I have an idea as to how to solve this problem. Seeing as how they are already at the airport and all…
Published on Monday July 30, 2012
A messy dispute about untidy washrooms has left some taxi drivers in the city feeling insulted and isolated.
And that could spell trouble for passengers.
The Toronto Port Authority has banned cabbies from the passenger building at the foot of Bathurst St., across the water from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. As a result, drivers feel they are being segregated from the public, says the president of iTaxiworkers Association.
“I have heard of a few drivers (who say) they’re not going back to the airport if they treat us like this,” said Sajid Mughal, who represents about 750 cabbies in the city.
The Toronto Port Authority alleges taxi drivers are responsible for making a mess in the passenger building’s washrooms, while drivers say there’s no proof they’re the culprits.
About 50 cabbies are lined up at any given time to pick up passengers from the downtown airport.
Because they can’t go inside the passenger building, drivers must use two portable washrooms set up outside.
“It’s embarrassing,” taxi driver Asafo Addai said Monday.
“This perception that we are not worthy of going to the washroom is not right, especially in the 21st century.”
On July 16, drivers received a memo from Toronto Port Authority ground services manager Antonella Tarantino as a “final warning” about messy washrooms.