No agreement reached in GO labour situation

    TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2007 /CNW/ - GO Transit and Amalgamated Transit Union
officials met this morning to try to resolve their labour issue.
    GO has made a generous offer, and the tentative agreement that was
accepted earlier by the union executive has not been ratified by union
    GO Transit cannot offer any more, and no further meetings have been
scheduled at this time.
    "Job actions are a real possibility," warned GO Chairman Peter Smith,
"but we are waiting for the union to give us notice of their intent."
    GO has asked the ATU for 48 hours' notice before any job action so that
customers can make alternative transportation plans.
    There would be no GO Bus service during a strike, but GO plans to run
regular train service.
    In the event of a strike, bus customers should consider alternatives
where possible, such as riding local transit or carpooling.
    Train customers should buy their monthly pass in advance to avoid having
to line up to buy tickets before riding.
    ATU's Local 1587 represents about 1,170 of GO's 1,460 employees.
Unionized staff include bus drivers, ticket sellers, maintenance personnel,
and office staff.

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869-3600 ext. 5231, or Edmund Shea, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5328

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