BRAMPTON, ON: The City of Brampton confirmed that a negotiated settlement remains the objective of bargaining with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1573, which represents approximately 944 of the City’s full-time Transit workers. The City has received a “no-board” notice from the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
The Union will be in a legal strike position at 12:01 am on May 9, 2016. In the event of a strike, Brampton Transit and Züm buses will not operate; all transit facilities and terminals will be closed.
The City’s website and Twitter channels will communicate public updates as they become available.
The City and the Union continue to negotiate a collective agreement that meets the needs of employees, the Corporation and residents. The City is hopeful that a negotiated settlement can be achieved before the strike deadline.
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