Winnipeg bus driver union calls for layoff halt as province slowly reopens amid COVID-19

Winnipeg’s transit union is at odds with city hall over planned bus driver layoffs and service reductions blamed on a COVID-19-induced ridership and revenue plummet while the province plans to allow some non-essential businesses to reopen Monday.The city announced plans...

Man allegedly threatens Winnipeg Transit passengers with scissors

August 29 2019 6:32pm Cellphone video appears shows a man threatening transit riders with scissors after the bus they were on was evacuated Wednesday. ' }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+""; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != "object" ) {...

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 using ‘intimidation tactic’ in ongoing transit labour negotiations, says union

The City of Winnipeg and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) remain at an impasse in their negotiations, but the city is pushing hard for the union to accept its latest offer.According to a release sent out Thursday, the city will...

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...

City hopeful mediator will end impasse in transit union negotiations

The Manitoba Labour Board will soon sit with the City of Winnipeg and the union for Winnipeg Transit drivers to mediate a months-long labour dispute even though the city raised fears of a strike after declaring an impasse in negotiations...

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,...

Winnipeg Transit Union rejects contract offer from city

Winnipeg’s Transit Union is resoundingly saying ‘no’ to a new contract offer from the city.More than 98 per cent of members rejected the deal on Friday.ATU Local 1505 president Aleem Chaudhary would not get into specifics when asked why the...

Half of Toronto transit drivers don’t like or use safety shields, says union

Winnipeg Transit is planning to protect its drivers by installing safety shields on all of its buses, but a representative for the transit union in Toronto says half of its members don’t like the shields and don’t use them.“The shields...

Riders disgusted by pigeon-poop covered surfaces at transit station

December 14 2018 7:04pm Bus riders at Osborne Station have to step lightly to avoid the massive amounts of pigeon poop littering every surface. ' }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+""; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != "object" ) {...
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