ATU Local 113 announces tentative settlement with Veolia in York Region

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 tentative settlement.

"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 Commission.

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 last summer.

Bob Kinnear will not be publicly commenting on the settlement until after the ratification meetings.

SOURCE Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113

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Laura Ziemba, 416-712-0412

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