Winnipeg transit and The City negotiation

Winnipeg transit and The City negotiation, Vladimir Volenyuk

At some point, the negotiation between the Winnipeg Transit and city authorities didn’t work. The city is backing out of contract negotiations with Winnipeg bus drivers, warning a strike is likely. The previous agreement expired on Jan. 12. The union represents more than 1,400 transit operators and maintenance workers at Winnipeg Transit.

Winnipeg bus drivers safety means a lot for the city`s transportation inspectors. This is a huge plan, with a pretty high bill that the city of Winnipeg will have to pay to protect the drivers and make transit transportation safer for everyone else too.

Statements released Tuesday morning from both parties say they’re stuck on different issues.

The city said it’s hung up on a general wage increase and the union’s demand for a $10 hourly increase to mechanics’ salary.

ATU president Aleem Chaudhary said the union hasn’t threatened to strike and blamed the city for fanning the flames over this risk of a disruption to service.

The public transportation system is a very important part of Winnipeg`s daily life, because of thousands of people use it every day to commute to work and back home, they rely on the system and people need to be able to catch that bus on time and make to work or home to their families.

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