York Region Viva bus service ends tonight as workers turn down tentative settlement

    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - A strike against Veolia Transportation, which
operates York Region Viva bus service, will begin as of 4:00 a.m. tomorrow.
    Union members today voted down a tentative settlement by 61 per cent.
    "We are a democratic union and our members have spoken," said Bob
Kinnear, President of ATU Local 113, which represents the 165 bus operators.
    "Veolia management knew that the strike would begin tomorrow if their
offer was turned down and I have informed them of the results of the vote."
    No further talks are scheduled at this time.

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For further information: Bill Reno, (416) 223-7366

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Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113

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