Winnipeg Transit Delays Expected to Increase as Members Refuse Overtime

Winnipeg Transit Delays Expected to Increase as Members Refuse Overtime

Winnipeg Transit
(WINNIPEGTRANSIT.COM)

As Winnipeg Transit workers refuse overtime in the midst of a labour dispute, riders may begin noticing an increase in delays.

Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) have refused overtime since April 27 after rejecting the city’s offer of settlement.

The city says working overtime allows Winnipeg Transit to continue providing service while accommodating such factors as retirements, annual leaves and employee needs for time off due to unexpected illness.

Transit is no longer able to ensure service on all of its routes, and increased service disruptions and delays are expected commencing Tuesday, May 19.

Routes most likely to be affected include:

Morning rush hour:
18, 22, 25, 30, 31, 34, 40, 41, 44, 46, 57, 58, 59, 68, 162, 163, 181, 183

Afternoon rush hour:
11, 16, 18, 25, 29, 38, 41, 48, 54, 58, 162, 163, 183

Riders can check WinnipegTransit.com for updates or call 311.

Handi-Transit customers are not affected, as service is provided by
private contractors.


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