Winnipeg Transit union says members have accepted a deal with the city

After months of public disputes, the union representing Winnipeg Transit employees says its members have narrowly voted to accept a contract offer from the city.In a release sent to media late Friday, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1505 says 51.97...

Winnipeg Transit union says its reached tentative agreement with city

The union representing Winnipeg Transit workers says it’s reached a tentative agreement with the City of Winnipeg.The Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 (ATU) says through the deal has been endorsed by the union’s bargaining committee, details won’t be made public until...

Man threatens bus passengers with scissors, homemade blowtorch on Portage Avenue

A man who was threatening passengers on a Winnipeg Transit bus Wednesday afternoon has been arrested.Police were able to board the eastbound No. 11 bus at Portage Avenue and Arlington Street and take down the man with the use of...

City rejects latest Winnipeg Transit union offer

The city has rejected the latest counter-offer from the union representing Winnipeg Transit employees, as the possibility of an interruption to bus service continues to loom over riders.In a release Thursday the city said negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union...

City, transit union at an impasse after mediation

The Amalgamated Transit Union and the City of Winnipeg remain locked in negotiations without any sign of progress after two days of meditation.Statements released Tuesday morning from both parties say they’re stuck on different issues.The city said it’s hung up...

Driver safety paramount in contract negotiations, says Winnipeg transit union president

Winnipeg’s transit union says safety is the top priority as contract negotiations continue with the city.The union – which has been without a collective bargaining agreement since January – has also bristled against the City’s plan to add part-time workers,...

Transit shields, new transit inspectors aim to make Winnipeg buses safer

The 2017 stabbing death of a Winnipeg bus driver has triggered a long list of changes aiming to make the city’s public transit safer.That list includes safety shields for drivers, police on buses and specialized transit police.READ MORE: Charges laid in...

Winnipeg Transit forecasts $7.9 million dollar surplus

The City of Winnipeg is slated for a multi-million dollar budget surplus at the end of the year, with the largest source of the uptick being  Winnipeg Transit.Transit announced a projected $7.9-million surplus Wednesday, saying it is mostly due to higher-than-expected...

Shelters needed, but shouldn’t come at bus garage expense: Winnipeg transit union

The local Winnipeg transit union says it welcomes a pledge by Mayor Brian Bowman to build more warm roofs over transit users’ heads, but that shouldn’t come at the cost of their own warm roof.Bowman made numerous transit pledges Monday,...