Strike date set for 7th

<p>After promising not to cause transit strife over the holiday season, the union for GO workers has announced a tentative strike date of Jan. 7 — the Monday many people will head back to work after the holidays.</p>

 

Walkout would affect 30,000 who take GO buses


After promising not to cause transit strife over the holiday season, the union for GO workers has announced a tentative strike date of Jan. 7 — the Monday many people will head back to work after the holidays.

 

 

The strike would affect GO buses, which serve an estimated 30,000 people. The plans are for GO trains, which are represented by separate unions, to continue regular service — although the company warns picket lines may cause delays.

 


Last night, Edmund Shea, a GO Transit spokesperson, said the company still hopes to reach a settlement before the Jan. 7, 12:01 a.m. deadline.



"We still hope that we can resolve this issue. We’re still working to try to reach a settlement before that deadline," he said.



Management asked for 48 hours notice, but the union has announced the strike date weeks in advance.




















not stranded




  • Should the strike take place, the union has asked all members to finish their shifts on the night of Jan. 7, "so as not to leave any customers stranded en route to their final destination," union president Denis Tanham said.


 
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