As reported last week, city negotiators have made their final offer to the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189, the union that represents Guelph Transit workers, all that was left was for the union to vote on the agreement. The city sent out a release today saying that the union members will be voting on that agreement later this week, with results to be announced after voting concludes later that same day. The outcome of the vote will determine whether or not there will be service interruption if the city locks out the workers, or if the transit union decides to go on strike.
Here's the latest press release from city hall:
Guelph, ON, July 7, 2014— Earlier today the City of Guelph received confirmation from the Ontario Labour Relations Board that the “Notice of Taking of Vote” has been issued. The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189 will vote on the City’s final offer on Friday, July 11 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Results from the Ministry of Labour monitored vote are expected later in the evening of July 11 and will be announced at that time.
The City continues to post negotiation updates at guelph.ca/atu.