Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 107 overwhelmingly supported and voted in favour of accepting a new contract between the union and the City of Hamilton. The new agreement was presented to union members on Monday with voting taking place today.
“I am proud to announce that the Union has officially approved a 4 year collective agreement by a democratic vote of 83% in favour of acceptance,” said ATU Local 107 in a release Friday night.
Some of the sticking points between the city and the ATU was the lack of sufficient restroom facilities and the time to use them for transit operators. Wages were also a concern for the union with Hamilton tranist staff being paid less than other comparable agencies.
The transit union was looking for a 5 year deal. The new four year deal will expire at the end of 2023.
The previous contract expired at the end of 2018.