Saturday, January 31, 2009

Union approves binding arbitration, strike officially over

Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 279 voted 95 per cent in favour of binding arbitration to settle the current contract dispute, according to The Canadian Press. The vote comes one day after City Council voted unanimously to accept arbitration.

So, although it was expected to be a minor technicality, the strike is now officially over, and O-Train service is expected to resume on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009. Although bus service is expected to return Monday, Feb. 9. there are rumblings of it being possible for some buses to return on Thursday, Feb. 4 (TransitOttawa will keep you posted on that possibility).

3 comments:

Dwight Williams said...

Thanks be!

Cold Commuter said...

If they have trouble getting all the buses back in action for next week, the least the ATU could do is to arrange for free white strech limos for the passengers.

Dwight Williams said...

I don't need that level of transit service, but thanks for pushing the idea!