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.
It appears there will not be a transit strike in Winnipeg. The City and the Amalgamated Transit Union say they have reached a tentative contract.
The deal is still subject to a union ratification vote that is to begin on September 29th.
There are no details, but union president Aleem Chaudhary says it is fair to both sides. The two sides had been in negotiations for months. Union members had been without a contract since January 12, 2019.
The union represents more than 1,400 transit operators and maintenance workers in Winnipeg and Brandon.
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.