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Ottawa transit negotiations continue behind media blackout

Informal negotiations resumed this morning between the City of Ottawa and representatives from the OC Transpo employees union.

Informal negotiations resumed this morning between the City of Ottawa and representatives from the OC Transpo employees union.

International ATU Vice President Randy Graham met with a federal mediator and city representatives until late yesterday afternoon, with plans for meeting again today.

Both sides of the dispute seem to be adhering to the media blackout to the letter this time, and no information pertaining to the negotiations was released.

Around 2,300 OC Transpo bus drivers, mechanics and dispatchers have been on strike since Dec. 10 over issues relating primarily to scheduling and contracting out maintenance work.

Mayor Larry O'Brien spoke to Transport and Infrastructure Minister John Baird yesterday about bringing OC Transpo employees under federal work safety regulations.

 
 
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