Transit union plans job action
Published Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:20PM CST
Transit drivers in Saskatoon have rejected the latest wage proposal from the city. Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union have voted in favor of job action – although for now it is confined to refusing any extra overtime, starting Friday.
Saskatoon's approximately 240 transit operators have been without a contract for 19 months. Their union says it plans to honor any overtime commitments already shifted. But will refuse any more overtime.
Wages are among the issues. However, negotiations will begin again Thursday, and the union still hopes a deal can be reached.
A Saskatoon Transit bus passes a stop in Saskatoon