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Winnipeg Transit Operators to Begin Job Action Amid Contract Dispute

May 13, 2019 8:44 AM | News

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Winnipeg Transit operators won’t be enforcing fare payment from riders on Tuesday as part of legal job action.

The Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 says its members have been working without a contract since January, as negotiations continue with the City of Winnipeg.

As part of the ongoing dispute, operators won’t be informing the public of their obligation to pay a fare when they enter a bus.

“The city seems inclined to drag out this process as long as possible and quite frankly our members aren’t willing to take this any longer,” said Aleem Chaudhary, ATU 1505 President.

“We want to take action without disrupting service for the thousands of Winnipeggers who rely on the service of our members.”

The job action comes a month after 98.16 percent of ATU members voted to reject the city’s latest contract offer.


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