September 13, 2012
Bus drivers, tradespeople and maintenance workers voted 98% in favor of a strike to support their demands for a fair collective agreement. The union has been working under a wage freeze for two years. However, the union has 90 days after a strike vote to serve notice.
June 25, 2012
Both parties signed more than 25 tentative agreements indicating their approval of negotiated items. Members of TWU then rejected a fact-finder’s report that recommended a resolution of the final article of the contract.
May 22, 2012
Learned that there is the possibility of a strike by Teamsters Canada Rail Conference representing CP Rail train crews and rail traffic controllers. A strike could occur as early as midnight Tuesday.
April 27, 2012
Under the agreement, each of the 210 members of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police will receive a $1,250 bonus immediately and a 12% increase in pay over four years.
April 17, 2012
Working out details with Veolia Transportation Services, the city of Tempe, Metro light rail and the Regional Public Transit Authority to offer three days of free transit service in June or July to make up for the inconvenience of a strike that affected about half of the agency's 101 bus routes.
August 25, 2011
Bus company negotiators and union drivers will resume talks in an attempt to avert a strike. Nearly all of the system’s drivers voted to reject a labor contract proposal and authorize a possible walk out, due to a dispute over wages, health insurance and sick leave.
March 31, 2011
Ontario, Canada’s Liberal provincial government voted to make transit an essential, uninterruptible service and rushed the bill through the legislature to ensure it was in place before the current contract with the city and the ATU expired.
February 22, 2011
About 214 workers were due to walk out on Tuesday morning in YRT's southwest division after talks between Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 and Veolia Transportation Services Canada broke down.
January 18, 2011
A possible strike loomed if the rank and file had voted not to ratify the tentative agreement worked out by management and union negotiators. A previous tentative agreement between the parties did fail to win ratification in two previous votes, most recently on Dec. 23, 2010.
December 30, 2010
The extension agreement averts a possible strike by CTTRANSIT employees in the Hartford, New Haven and Stamford divisions that could have occurred at midnight on Dec. 31, 2010.
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