Tentative Collective Agreement Results

Tentative Collective Agreement Results

The Results are as follows:

141 Conventional/Mobility persons voted against the contract. Plus
32 Persons from Department 2 voted against

159 Conventional/Mobility persons voted in favor of the contract. Plus
10 Persons from Department 2 voted in favor

As it stand we are in limbo because we are not clear as to whether Department 2 voted on their skills trade issues or on the Bargaining report distributed to every member.

This means the results are unresolved.

Sorry for the delay in posting as a results of these uncertainties.

Lema Callender
Election Chair

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Ratification Meeting/Vote

Ratification Meeting/Vote

All Unifor Local 4304 members,

The Ratification Meeting/Vote for the new GRT Collective Agreement will be held this Sunday, March 26th, at 10:00AM and 7:30PM. Your attendance at one of these meeting times to vote on the new agreement is requested if possible. Details of the new agreement will be made available at the meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Unifor Union Hall at 600 Wabanaki Drive in Kitchener.

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GRT strike averted after last minute agreement

GRT strike averted after last minute agreement

Buses run Monday morning as both side look to ratify tentative agreement

Waterloo Chronicle
March 20, 2017

Negotiators worked through a midnight deadline this morning to reach a tentative agreement between the Region of Waterloo and unionized Grand River Transit employees to prevent a disruption of service.

Bus driver, dispatchers, mechanics and service attendants were part of the negotiations that could have caused transit chaos Monday morning. Instead both sides reached at tentative agreement at 2:33 a.m. in the morning to keep the buses running.

Details of the agreement weren’t released pending ratification.

Region of Waterloo council and UNIFOR Local 4304 Grand River Transit/MobilityPLUS still have to ratify the agreement. Ratification dates have yet to be set.

Source: GRT strike averted after last minute agreement

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UPDATE: Waterloo Region transit strike averted

UPDATE: Waterloo Region transit strike averted

Waterloo Region Record
By Record Staff
March 20, 2017

WATERLOO REGION —There will be no disruption of transit services this morning.

A tentative agreement was reached and the region announced early this morning that there will be no disruption of services.

Talks continued throughout Sunday in hopes of averting a transit strike that would have left the region’s bus riders stranded Monday morning.

Negotiators for the Region of Waterloo and the union that represents more than 600 Grand River Transit and MobilityPlus workers began talking at noon Sunday.

But by press time, after seven hours of talks, there was still no resolution. Workers could go on strike as early as midnight Sunday night.

People who use Grand River Transit were advised to make other plans for getting around in case of a strike.

Information about transportation alternatives and labour updates are available on the Grand River Transit website at www.grt.ca — or by calling the GRT information line at 519-585-7555. Press 4 to speak to a customer service agent, available 24 hours a day.

Unifor Local 4304 represents 644 drivers, service attendants and skilled workers at Grand River Transit. Workers have been without a contract since January 1.

Source: UPDATE: Waterloo Region transit strike averted

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Tentative agreement reached, no GRT strike

Tentative agreement reached, no GRT strike

CTV Kitchener
By Warren Letson
March 20, 2017

A strike by Grand River Transit workers has been averted.

The Region of Waterloo sent out a notice around 2:30 a.m. Monday, announcing a tentative agreement had been reached with UNIFOR Local 4304.

Because an agreement was reached, there will be no disruption of services.

Ratification dates have yet to be set.

No details of the agreement were released.

Source: Tentative agreement reached, no GRT strike

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Grand River Transit, union reach a tentative deal

Grand River Transit, union reach a tentative deal

Negotiators stayed at the table even after the midnight deadline came and went

CBC News
March 20, 2017

Grand River Transit and the union representing its 644 drivers, dispatchers, fleet mechanics and service attendants reached a tentative deal early Monday, averting a possible transit strike.

The workers, who are represented by Unifor Local 4304, have been without a contract since December 2016 and had voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike if a deal could not be reached at 12:01 a.m. on Monday March 20.

Negotiators stayed at the table Monday, even after the deadline came and went, reaching a tentative agreement at 2:33 a.m. Monday morning.

It means there will be no service disruptions for the transit agency’s 66,000 daily riders as a result of a strike or lockout and all Grand Rivers Transit buses and Mobility PLUS vehicles will be running according to their regular schedules.

The tenative deal must still be ratified by the union, but there is no indication when the vote will take place. The region also needs to ratify the deal.

Details of the tentative deal were not available.

Source: Grand River Transit, union reach a tentative deal

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Strike averted at Grand River Transit

Strike averted at Grand River Transit

570 News
By 570 News Staff
March 20, 2017

Buses will continue to run as usual, as a strike has been averted at Grand River Transit.

A tentative deal was reached early Monday morning between the region and Unifor Local 4304.

The union says the deal is for three years. More details are expected to be released after a ratification vote on Sunday.

“I’m proud of our bargaining committee’s skill and commitment to getting a tentative agreement,” said Rick Lonergan, President of Unifor Local 4304.

Over 600 workers were in a legal strike position as of midnight and had they walked out, service would have been severely disrupted.

Source: Strike averted at Grand River Transit

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Tentative Agreement Reached with the Region of Waterloo!

Tentative Agreement Reached with the Region of Waterloo!

Region of Waterloo and UNIFOR Local 4304 reach tentative agreement

March 20, 2017

Waterloo Region – A tentative agreement has been reached between the Region of Waterloo and UNIFOR Local 4304 Grand River Transit/MobilityPLUS, operators, dispatchers, fleet mechanics and service attendants.

Ratification dates have yet to be set.

Having reached this agreement, there will be no disruption and all services will continue as scheduled.

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Unifor 4304 and Region continue talks to avoid potential strike at GRT

Unifor 4304 and Region continue talks to avoid potential strike at GRT

570 News
By 570 News Staff
March 20, 2017

Users of Grand River Transit are being urged to think now about other forms of transportation should the bus service be shut down by a strike this week.

Despite reaching strike deadline at 12:01 a.m., both the Region of Waterloo and Unifor Local 4304 continue talks hoping to reach agreement early Monday morning.

That being said, riders are advised to consider other options should the over 600 transit operators, service attendants and skilled trades workers walk off the job.

The region says, in the event of a strike, conventional bus, Bus Plus and MobilityPLUS services will be disrupted.

Source: Unifor 4304 and Region continue talks to avoid potential strike at GRT

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Transit strike deadline looms

Transit strike deadline looms

Waterloo Region Record
By Record Staff
March 19, 2017

WATERLOO REGION — Talks continued Sunday in hopes of averting a transit strike that would leave the region’s bus riders stranded Monday morning.

Negotiators for the Region of Waterloo and the union that represents more than 600 Grand River Transit and MobilityPlus workers began talking at noon Sunday.

But by press time, after seven hours of talks, there was still no resolution. Workers could go on strike as early as midnight Sunday night.

People who use Grand River Transit were advised to make other plans for getting around in case of a strike.

Information about transportation alternatives and labour updates are available on the Grand River Transit website at www.grt.ca — or by calling the GRT information line at 519-585-7555. Press 4 to speak to a customer service agent, available 24 hours a day.

Unifor Local 4304 represents 644 drivers, service attendants and skilled workers at Grand River Transit. Workers have been without a contract since January 1.

Source: Transit strike deadline looms

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