Camera purpose to demoralize garbage collectors

Since OK Environmental Waste Systems have been collecting our waste, we have had the best, most reliable and efficient service ever.

To the editor:

I am a long time resident of the Lower Mission. In recent times, since OK Environmental Waste Systems have been collecting our waste, we have had the best, most reliable and efficient service ever. The operators all seem to be pleasant hard working individuals.

I believe the installation of cameras in the truck cabs is nothing more than the beginning of a strategy to demoralize and intimidate the drivers and provoke them into taking job action. This action is depressingly familiar and will be the start of a drive to cheapen the service and reduce the wages of the operators. (If you pay peanuts you get monkeys.)

To insinuate that the cameras have anything to do with safety is ridiculous.

I have no doubt that Mr. R.J. Fajna would vigorously dispute my comments. Maybe Mr. Fajna should consider installing cameras in his administration offices.

The citizens of Kelowna will be the eventual losers if the service is degraded.

If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

I would like to make it clear that I have no connection whatever with any employee of this company. I am an older person who has been “round the block” a few times and I am so grateful that I do not have to work for this kind of company any more.

 

R.G. Shepherd,

Kelowna

Kelowna Capital News

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