York Region transit workers turn down settlement; union to return to bargaining table

TORONTO, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Transit workers in York Region have voted against the tentative settlement reached late Sunday evening between Veolia Transportation and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113.

The union will not be calling an immediate strike but will return to the bargaining table to press for improvements in the company's offer.

"We are a democratic union and the members have spoken," says ATU 113 President Bob Kinnear.

"Veolia is now reaping the consequences of their poor treatment of their employees. To get a settlement they must not only improve their offer but demonstrate a sincere willingness to finally show respect for the people who provide a valuable service to York Region."

Kinnear says the union is willing to meet "around the clock" to get a settlement as long as Veolia is willing to bargain in good faith.

If a settlement is not reached by this coming Sunday at midnight, the strike will begin on Monday morning.

"We hope that does not happen but it takes two to reach an agreement," Kinnear says.

SOURCE Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113

For further information:

Laura Ziemba, 416-712-0412

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