GO TRANSIT WORKERS VOTE 93% IN FAVOUR OF STRIKE IF NO DEAL IS REACHED

Aug 08, 2022

By Jeremy Logan

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The union representing 2,200 GO Transit bus operators, station attendants, transit safety officers, plant and fleet maintenance workers, and office professionals says their members have voted 93% in favour of going on strike if necessary.

In a release issued early Monday, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1587 accused provincial Crown agency Metrolinx of refusing to negotiate on critical issues, including wages, job security and improved work-life balance.

President Rob Cormier said the turnout for the strike vote is the largest in the Local’s history.

Cormier accused Metrolinx of stonewalling negotiations since they began in April.

The A.T.U. said its members have been working under an expired contract since June 1st.

No date has been released for a potential strike.

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