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The City of Hamilton and it’s transit operators, mechanics and support workers have reached an tentative agreement.
News arrived in a city news release issued at 00:49 this morning:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City reaches tentative deal with transit union
HAMILTON, ON – January 28th, 2012 – The City of Hamilton and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 107 have reached a tentative agreement through collective bargaining. The two parties met all day Friday and into Saturday morning with a provincially-appointed mediator and were able to resolve the remaining outstanding issues.
“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement that allows us to continue to provide transit services that are essential to so many in our community,” said Gerry Davis, General Manager of Public Works. “Both parties have worked diligently to achieve a mutually satisfactory resolution that balances the interests of the City, employees and the citizens we serve.”
The ATU negotiating committee will be presenting the tentative agreement to their membership within the next week with a recommendation to accept the deal. An update will be provided to City Council at General Issues Committee on Monday, January 30th.
This means there will be no disruption to transit services in Hamilton. No details were released this morning.