about 2,200 go transit Bus operators, station staff and other employees shall: go At Monday’s strike, the union representing them said Friday – potential job action is set to affect some transit service.
Amalgamated transit Union Local 1587 said the planned strike would come after members voted 81% against a contract proposal from employer Metrolinx.
According to the union, negotiations between the two sides began in April, and union members have been working without a contract since June 1.
Local president Rob Cormier said the union’s main issues include job security and job security related to hiring contract workers from outside companies.
“Our members have made it perfectly clear that we will not accept any contract unless it addresses our primary concern of doing so,” Cormier said in a statement.
Cormier said protection against outsourcing is standard for other companies transit An agency that ensures that experienced workers operate buses safely. Without these practices in place, inexperienced workers could be hired at low wages, he said.
“Enough is enough. Starting Monday, we will be walking the picket line until an agreement is reached that protects the employment of our current and future members,” he said in a statement.
Cormier said the union remains committed to meeting with Metrolinks to reach a deal that addresses members’ concerns.
Ann-Marie Eakins, head of media and public relations for Metrolinks, said if the strike progresses, there will be no bus service from Monday, but trains will continue to run as scheduled.
She said Metrolinx was disappointed that the union had voted against the current proposal and said it was planning a strike instead, encouraging it. go Customers can not only plan ahead, prepare extra time for commuting and stay informed about the progress of the strike, go Transit website and social media accounts.
“We will work throughout the weekend to reach an agreement and remain open to discussing the way forward with ATU employees,” Eakins said in an emailed statement.
go transit It operates in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region.
The planned strike will come three days after thousands of Ontario education workers, represented by the Civil Service Union of Canada, have left their jobs indefinitely. ATU says it supports these workers.