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Strike-lockout averted at Hamilton transit

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 by in Scarborough | 0 comments

HAMILTON – A possible transit strike in Hamilton has been averted thanks to a tentative agreement between the city and Local 107 of the Amalgamated Transit Union.

A joint news release says a deal was reached at 5 a.m. today, just hours after both sides were in a legal strike or lockout position.

No details of the deal have been released but both sides say it’s a fair and responsible agreement that respects the needs of all stakeholders.

Wages, scheduling and the length of the contract were key issues for the union during negotiations.

Contract details will be presented to the membership on Sunday with a ratification vote set for next week. (CHML)

By The Canadian Press

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