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West Vancouver reaches tentative deal with Blue Bus drivers, full service to resume Tuesday morning

After less than a day on strike, Blue Bus drivers will be back on the road Tuesday morning after a tentative agreement was met with the District of West Vancouver late Monday night.

ATU Local 615 Wants MOORE!

Strike will park West Vancouver’s Blue Buses Monday morning

Transit buses will not be running in West Vancouver on Monday after last-minute negotiations between the district and the union representing West Vancouver Municipal Transit drivers and mechanics broke down Sunday night.

West Vancouver Blue Bus employees take full scale strike

It’s official, starting Monday 149 West Vancouver Blue Bus operators and mechanics are putting the brakes on work after negotiation talks with the district took a negative turn.


Striking West Vancouver Blue Bus drivers to suspend service Monday

If you use the Blue Bus Service in West Vancouver, plan for a different mode of transportation – drivers are putting the brakes on service Monday.

The union and district are in the middle of a bitter contract dispute, and drivers began job action Monday of this week with an overtime ban.

Bill Tieleman, Spokesperson for Amalgamated Transit Union Local 134 says they’re now ramping that up.

“It certainly affects those riders who might be going to Vancouver from West Vancouver and taking a Blue Bus. Blue Buses will not be running on Monday. It certainly does cause additional problems potentially for SeaBus because people might be using SeaBus instead of West Vancouver Buses.”

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Union concerned for Regina transit workers’ safety after two bus drivers allegedly attacked

Don Baker is concerned for the safety of his fellow Regina Transit workers as he says two bus drivers have been physically assaulted within the past few weeks.

Further, the city is “not even acknowledging that their own employees are being assaulted,” said Baker, the president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 588.

He says bus drivers endure verbal abuse on a regular basis. In his own work as a bus driver, he estimates a customer lashes out at least weekly.

West Van’s Blue Bus service could face disruptions as union plans job action

West Vancouver commuters may face disruptions in bus service beginning on Monday after talks broke down Friday between the District of West Vancouver and the union representing Blue Bus drivers and maintenance staff.

The union has declared a ban on overtime, starting Monday morning, according to Geoff Devlin, president and business agent of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 134, which represents the Blue Bus drivers, community shuttle drivers, servicemen and mechanics.

ATU Canada Supports Local 615 Saskatoon, #WheresTheFairness Rally

On Behalf of ATU 615 I would like to thank each and everyone of you for participating in this event. You have travelled a long distance and sacrificed your time just to be with us and our members have seen firsthand that we have the ATU family supporting us as well as Saskatchewan Federation of Labor and Saskatoon District Labor Council affiliate locals as well as federal and provincial NDP and candidates for the upcoming civic election.

Memo Re: School Bus Drivers




Brothers and Sisters this rally is about all workers and the generations to come. Our children and their children.

Please join the Labour Movement as we Rally for Decent Work in Ontario. We are fighting for a $15 minimum wage and an end to precarious part-time employment.

Let’s send a message the Government can’t deny.

Federal, Ontario Liberals sign $1.49B transit funding agreement

The federal government has cracked open its coffers with $1.49 billion in new transit infrastructure money for everything from new transit vehicles to upgraded stations.

The details were announced Tuesday morning by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at a municipal transit garage in Barrie, Ont.

About $500 million of the projects announced this morning will be in Toronto, with Ottawa next on the list at $156 million.
Waterloo, Barrie and Sudbury, where the federal cabinet just wrapped up a two-day retreat, will receive about $30.6 million combined for 20 projects.
In Toronto the money will go toward fixing up bridges, a subway yard upgrade and replacing a fire main at Wilson Yard along with upgrades to buses and streetcars.

ATU Member Killed in NJ Transit Accident


Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the fellow ATU member killed and the injured victims of the tragic NJ Transit bus accident.

Paul Thorp,
President ATU Canada