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City of Brampton and Amalgamated Transit Union 1573 ratify collective agreement



BRAMPTON, ON (July 10, 2019) – The City of Brampton and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1573 ratified a new collective agreement, effective July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2024. Council approved the new agreement, finalizing the deal, at its meeting today.

Serving the city since 1976, Brampton Transit is one of the fastest-growing transit providers in Canada. Moving more than 31 million passengers in 2018, Brampton Transit connects riders to major attractions and destinations in Brampton, as well as public transit systems in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Ridership Stats:
• Average weekday ridership: 116,000*
• Average weekly ridership:  671,000*
• Average monthly ridership: 2,603,256**

*Average for September, October & November 2018
**Average of 12 months from 2018

Quotes

“Brampton Transit is one of the fastest-growing transit systems in the country. I am pleased to see that we have reached and ratified a collective agreement with the City’s full-time and part-time unionized transit employees. More than 110,000 riders use Brampton Transit each day and this agreement will keep them moving. I would like to thank everyone involved in the negotiation process for your hard work and commitment to the residents of Brampton.”
Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Brampton Transit’s priority is our people, especially the safety of our employees and riders. We look forward to continue to working with the Amalgamated Transit Union 1573 over the next five years on enhancing our services and providing our riders with a safe, dependable and quality system.”
Alex Milojevic, General Manager, Brampton Transit

“The Amalgamated Transit Union 1573 is pleased with this new contract. We look forward to continue to working with the City of Brampton to provide riders and residents a safe and reliable transit system.”
Rob Goudie, President, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1573
 
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As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 650,000 people and 70,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.

MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca