The More You Know: 2012 Metro Transit strike

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  1. Jester

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    I think we'll hear something good soon.
     
  2. Hiltzy

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    I think there would be a public outcry...and by that point we will have a fresh new mayor who likely isn't gonna wanna start off their tenure on a bad note like that.
     
  3. Halapine

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    Are they still talking? or are they calling it a day?
     
  4. Jester

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    I don't think rostering would be removed from an agreement.
     
  5. Jester

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    They're still at it.
     
  6. Jester

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    And there we have it folks, they've reached an tentative agreement!
     
  7. tribeachpunk

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    This guy is optimistic..

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    Edit: For good reason :bigup:
     
  8. Jester

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    Looks like it's back to work time, though it'll take a day or two for things to get set. Not to mention the mechanics have to get the buses ready for the road again. I'm glad!
     
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    I'm guessing Tuesday at the earliest, Wednesday at the latest.
     
  10. Jester

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    I was pretty confident we were going to hear something tonight.
     
  11. tribeachpunk

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    Any word on what they agreed on?
     
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  13. tribeachpunk

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    #Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly says buses could be back on road by Friday if deal is passed, which he expects because both sides agreed to it.
     
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  14. Jester

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    No real details yet, they'll likely keep that to themselves until the tuesday vote.
     
  15. C. Mike Hunt

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    http://www.halifax.ca/mediaroom/pressrelease/pr2012/hrmandatutentativeagreement.html

    HRM and ATU bargaining teams unanimously endorse tentative agreement; ATU members to vote on ratification



    (Sunday, March 11, 2012) Halifax, NS - HRM today tentatively agreed to accept a counter offer from ATU Local 508 in an effort to end the transit strike after more than five weeks. The tentative agreement comes after both sides spent most of Friday, Saturday and Sunday back at the bargaining table with the assistance of a conciliator.

    If ATU's membership votes to accept the tentative agreement, the deal must return to Regional Council for ratification, which could happen through a special meeting of Council.

    While terms of the bargaining teams' tentative agreement will not be released until after ATU and HRM Regional Council each have an opportunity for ratification, HRM remains committed to efficiencies that protect taxpayers and transit users from bearing excessive ongoing costs.

    "I commend both bargaining teams for their determination in breaking a significant impasse and working towards a deal that is hopefully acceptable to both parties while respecting financial impacts on our taxpayers," said Mayor Peter Kelly. "Council and I have listened to many citizens and we've held firm in our position that binding arbitration is not the solution for the future."

    "We are very encouraged by the news that the ATU bargaining team is unanimously recommending this deal and taking it back for a vote," said Metro Transit Director, Eddie Robar. "If ATU's membership accepts it, we hope that transit service will be back on the road in the very near future, possibly in a few days if it is ratified by Council. We know many have been suffering from the consequences of the transit strike and had high hopes for the latest round of talks."

    Should ATU members and Regional Council both ratify the tentative agreement, more information will soon be provided on the return of bus and ferry services and how customers who still possess February passes will have them honoured. Interested citizens should check regular communication channels including: www.halifax.ca/metrotransit; Twitter @hfxtransit; Transit Retail Outlets; the HRM Call Centre at 490-4000 and local media outlets.

    Metro Transit is the primary transportation service provider in HRM and the largest public transit system in Atlantic Canada comprised of over 300 buses and three ferries. In addition to its conventional fixed route service, with 61 routes including the premium MetroLink and MetroX services, it operates three Community Transit routes, the harbour ferry service and the door-to-door Access-A-Bus service for persons with disabilities.

     
  17. ouird

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    Thats awesome!!
     
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    yay .. i'll do a happy dance tuesday once their vote result is announced :)
     
  19. Boots

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    Be interesting to hear the details!
     
  20. Grifter

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  22. Scott

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    And notice how Kelly dropped the, "we may need to look at fair increase in the future at budget time" line last night.
     
  23. Leroy

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    so the Union comes out with everything they wanted.....
     
  24. Gerald

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    Ummmm, no...
     
  25. Scott

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    they didnt want Rostering
     
  26. Jenn

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    They did not want rostering...but I see the city has more than doubled their bribe to get it put through, at our expense.
     
  27. Leroy

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    ahh I misread the wording.

    but it will be at the expense of the riders, not taxpayers.
     
  28. teal

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    Cliffs?
     
  29. Wayne

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    Wheres the deats? Nothing on CBC website
     
  30. Boots

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    Where this is a public contract, I assume all the details will be made available?
     
  31. Leroy

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    I assume so, once they vote.
     
  32. Scott

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  33. Leroy

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    $4000 signing bonus?!

    Plus a raise each year, and 6 types of rostering?

    Fuck, I wish everyone would stick to their routine and never step on a bus again.
     
  34. Gerald

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    It's a raise of 2% each year, less than inflation. In effect, it's a pay cut.

    And what's wrong with having some control over your own schedule as the only benefit of seniority? I'd be willing to bet that anyone on this board that works shift work would be pretty upset if someone with less seniority happened to be getting better shifts.
     
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    You know you bitch about how much the bus drivers make pretty badly....if you think they have it that good....go be a bus driver
     

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