TORONTO, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - Veolia Transportation workers in York Region
Transit's southwest division will be reporting for duty on Monday
morning, following marathon weekend talks that have resulted in a
"These were extremely difficult negotiations and we are pleased that we
have arrived at a settlement that we can recommend to our members,"
says Bob Kinnear, President of Amalgamated Transit Workers Local 113.
Local 113 also represents about 150 York Region VIVA bus operators and
nearly 10,000 maintenance and operating staff of the Toronto Transit
Kinnear says that details of the settlement will not be released by the
union until the members have had an opportunity to discuss and vote on
it. Ratification meetings are being arranged for mid-week.
"We are a democratic union and our members always have the final say in
their working conditions."
If ratified, this will be a first collective agreement for the
approximately 214 operating and maintenance staff in YRT's southwest
region, which takes in Vaughan and parts of Richmond Hill, Newmarket,
Aurora, Markham and King Township. The workers joined ATU Local 113
Bob Kinnear will not be publicly commenting on the settlement until
after the ratification meetings.
SOURCE Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113
For further information:
Laura Ziemba, 416-712-0412