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Strike deadline looming

Toronto’s most powerful transit union is expected to issue a strikedeadline today that could leave 1.5 million TTC riders stranded Mondayif a deal isn’t reached.


Toronto’s most powerful transit union is expected to issue a strike deadline today that could leave 1.5 million TTC riders stranded Monday if a deal isn’t reached.
Both sides confirmed yesterday that they are still talking and discussions are expected to continue through the weekend.
Union president Bob Kinnear would not comment on plans to hold a news conference this morning. It would, however, follow on one last Thursday in which he warned the union was growing increasingly impatient with the slow pace of bargaining.
He accused the TTC then of trying to push the union into a strike it doesn’t want.
The TTC has been given no indication of what the union might announce today, said spokesperson Brad Ross. “Our goal is to reach a deal that is fair for our workers and one that is fair for the people of Toronto given the TTC’s financial situation — fair, but nobody should be looking for generosity.”


 
 
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