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ATU to lift pickets in Brantford, Canada

Posted on October 2, 2008

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 685 officials said they will stop picketing for the next couple of days at the downtown bus terminal in
Brantford, Ontario, as a good faith gesture to show they are serious about ending a strike that is affecting paratransit service.

"This is a good faith gesture on the part of our members, who are part of the community they serve,” said Larry Kinnear, ATU international vice president. “If we cannot reach a settlement, however, picketing will resume.”

ATU is calling for the city of Brantford to end the use of private contractors for its paratransit services.

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