ATU Collective Bargaining Updates
April 5, 2019 – The City of Winnipeg has learned that employees represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505 have voted to reject the City’s contract offer.
"While the result of the vote is disappointing, the City remains committed to finding a solution that is fair and reasonable to all parties, including ATU members and Winnipeg taxpayers," said Michael Jack, Chief Corporate Services Officer.
The City of Winnipeg is committed to continue negotiating in a fair and reasonable manner with ATU, and is hoping for a successful conclusion to collective bargaining that won’t result in any disruption to transit services for the thousands of users that rely on it every day.
Winnipeg Transit carries over 170,000 riders each weekday and employs approximately 1,100 bus operators and about 250 maintenance staff.
Frequently Asked Questions
The City of Winnipeg and ATU 1505 will began negotiations on January 4, 2019. The City is committed to negotiating in a fair and reasonable manner with ATU, and is hoping for a successful conclusion to negotiations that won’t result in any disruption to transit services for the thousands of users that rely on it every day.
The contract with ATU 1505 expired on January 12, 2019.
The City of Winnipeg does not intend to bargain in public.
No. Winnipeg Transit service is not currently affected by ongoing collective bargaining; however any form of labour disruption by ATU 1505 may have an immediate impact on transit operations.
If ATU 1505 chooses to strike, it would have a significant impact on the thousands of Winnipeggers that rely on the transit service. Winnipeg Transit would be forced to discontinue bus service.
Winnipeg Transit Plus service is expected to continue in the event of an ATU 1505 strike.