Winnipeg Transit works voted down the latest offer from the city by more than 92% announced the Amalgamated Transit Union local 1505 (ATU) on Friday afternoon, August 16, 2019.
The city had said the ‘final’ offer included an 8% wage increase over the next four years with the union asking for an 11% increase.
Representatives from ATU say that they have offered the city a counter-proposal that would see a 7.75% wage increase over the four year period along with improved working conditions that would include better schedules and recovery time for drivers. They have also asked for mental health support for their members.
Although the union is in a position to strike they say they are holding off on that for the time being. The city is also in a position to shut down transit operations with a lockout.
Currently more than 160,000 rides happen across the transit network every day.
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