More Mississauga Tweets
News
MiWay reaches settlement with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1572

Feb 08, 2012

At its meeting today, Mississauga Council ratified the memorandum of settlement between Mississauga's MiWay - the new Mississauga Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1572.

"We are happy to report that members of ATU Local 1572 voted 71 per cent in favour of a contract that provides competitive compensation to union members while being fiscally responsible with respect to taxpayers in a time of financial restraint," said Geoff Marinoff, director of Transit.

The four-year agreement provides for a two per cent cost of living in each year and contains provisions to help manage absenteeism costs. The settlement is in line with neighbouring transit services and speaks to the City's history of good labour relations and collaborative efforts to achieve negotiated settlements.

ATU Local 1572 represents 885 transit operators and 134 maintenance staff and transit sales agents.

Marinoff explained that this agreement represents the City of Mississauga's continued commitment to providing its customers with a reliable transit service. The four-year agreement which expires on September 30, 2015 assures MiWay customers of no disruption in service for the duration of this agreement.

For customized route and schedule information visit www.miway.ca or call 905-615-INFO (4636). View scheduled departure times on a smartphone or other mobile devise at m.miway.ca or download the MiWay iPhone/iPod Touch application from the Apple iTunes App Store (www.miway.ca/app).

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

                                                                        -30-






Media Contact:
Kimberly Hicks
Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5232
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   kimberly.hicks@mississauga.ca


pcomapp02:8851