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" ) {...

‘It’s everywhere’: Riders disgusted by pigeon-poop covered surfaces at Osborne transit station

If you’re heading to catch a bus at the Osborne station rapid transit stop, you might want to watch where you step.Everywhere you look, every surface is covered in pigeon poop.“It’s terrible,” said one bus rider. The man also told...

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...

What Winnipeg Transit can do if their is violence on their bus

Following an assault on a Winnipeg Transit bus early Sunday morning, questions are being raised about what drivers can do to protect themselves in confrontational situations.But according to the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505, there’s not much they can do.“The...
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