In 1984, the women at the TD Centre went on a wildcat strike to demand higher wages. This was the first strike for most of the 250 cleaners on the picket line, and they knew that their actions could result in the loss of their jobs. The striking workers sang, danced and chanted for six weeks on the picket line. They were often accompanied by their children. A reporter for the Globe and Mail described the scene: “On most evenings, children strut along the sidewalk, carrying signs, slurping popsicles, shouting through a megaphone or generally annoying their mothers”.