A no board report regarding negotiations between the City of Guelph and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189 has been issued by the Ministry of Labour and was received by the City of Guelph this morning. Receipt of the no board report means that as of June 16 – which is 17 days from issuing the no board report – while both parties continue negotiations, the ATU and City are in a legal position to strike or lockout respectively.
The no board report in no way prescribes a deadline for the end of negotiations and does not predetermine any future actions for either the City or ATU Local 1189.
“The City is working hard to avoid any disruption to local transit service and continues to negotiate towards a fair contract for Guelph Transit employees; one that balances competitive compensation for operators, reasonable prices for transit customers and affordability for Guelph taxpayers,” said City of Guelph general manager of Human Resources, David Godwaldt.
Further negotiations are already scheduled for June 10, and the conciliator will assist the two parties on June 11, 12, 25, 26 and 30 in the hopes of reaching an agreement. An accurate account of the negotiation timeline and updates are posted at guelph.ca/atu, on Facebook and Twitter.