Winnipeg Transit operators and mechanics have reached a tentative agreement with the City of Winnipeg.
Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 have been working without a collective agreement since the previous one expired in January.
“We think that we’ve reached an agreement that is fair to both sides and we’re excited to be bringing an offer that we can work with to our membership for ratification,” said Aleem Chaudhary, ATU 1505 president.
Details of the agreement won’t be revealed until a ratification vote is held by ATU members. Voting is scheduled for between September 29 and October 4.
“I want to thank our negotiating team, our members for their faith in our efforts and for the tremendous public support that has truly empowered our members,” Chaudhary added.
The union had been seeking a general wage increase for its members and a five-minute mandatory recovery time at the end of each trip for bus operators.
ATU 1505 represents more than 1,400 Winnipeg Transit operators and maintenance workers in Winnipeg and Brandon.