And the Citizen reports tonight that another union representing OC Transpo's 140 garage supervisors, route supervisors, and special constables is currently bargaining with the city. If negotiations fail, however, CUPE 5500 could walk off the job on Dec. 23.
Both sides are still talking and the main issues are reportedly wages, working conditions, and benefits. Last month, the union local voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike, if necessary. Ninety-seven per cent of members approved the action if bargaining fails.
UPDATE: The National Post picked up the story this morning.