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More bargaining ahead at Grand River Transit

WATERLOO, ON , March 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Voting on a tentative agreement for Grand River Transit (GRT) drivers has yielded a split result, so transit service will continue during more negotiations.

"There are aspects of the agreement that were rejected and remain unresolved," said Tim Mitchell , Unifor National Representative.

Unifor Local 4304 has reached out to the employer to return to the table this week to avoid job action, but the union warns that GRT has to be committed to progress.

A subset of Local 4304's members working in the skilled trades voted against ratifying the tentative agreement, triggering a process to re-examine the contract as it applies to those workers.

If a new tentative agreement cannot be reached, Unifor is committed to give the public 48-hour notice before any job action, including a strike.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.

SOURCE Unifor


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