A week after transit workers went on strike in Hamilton, Ont., the dispute is over with city negotiators and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 107 coming to an agreement early Thursday.
Statements from both the ATU and Mayor Andrea Horwath said the “last-minute tentative agreement” was reached around 2 a.m.
No details of the agreement have been shared since it still needs to be presented to union members in a soon-to-be-called ratification meeting.
“Our members must be given a minimum of 48 hours to review the offer before a ratification vote can be held,” said ATU Local 107 president Eric Tuck.
“I am extremely proud of our negotiating team and the rank-and-file membership for staying unified throughout this dispute.”
Horwath thanked the residents for their patience over the past seven days as well as colleagues, a bargaining team and the ATU for “achieving a fair and speedy resolution.”
Although committing to ensuring a “quick return” to full service, it’s not clear when buses will be back on city routes.
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