Today, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189 members voted to reject the City of Guelph’s final contract offer.
The City believes it has exhausted all traditional negotiation options and, with the support of Guelph City Council, made the difficult decision to lock out the 205 members of ATU Local 1189 and suspend traditional Guelph Transit service as of 12:01 a.m. July 14. Guelph Transit Mobility Service for pre-booked medical appointments will continue during the labour disruption.
On Saturday, July 12, media representatives are invited to hear comments from Mayor Karen Farbridge and Chief Administrative Officer Ann Pappert explaining the reasons behind the City’s decision.
What: Media opportunity to ask questions about Guelph Transit union lock out
Who: Mayor Karen Farbridge
Chief Administrative Officer Ann Pappert
Where: City Hall Galleria, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, ON
When: Saturday, July 12, 11:30 a.m.