Overtime at the STM: Journal report

The Journal de Montréal claims that a few metro drivers have doubled their salaries by working overtime, and a sidebar on TVA claims that some STM bus drivers are working enough overtime to be dangerously tired.

The Journal also tries to make a scandal of people boarding buses without paying. Do they really want more Gestapo-like detachments of inspectors slowing things down by boarding buses and demanding to see papers? Drivers know the main thing is to keep things moving: if their fare machine is not working reliably or if someone’s card isn’t reading, they usually just wave people past, because they know their purpose is not primarily to collect fares or check passes, it’s to drive.