Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Update on Labour Contract Negotiations aka #GOStrike2014


Metrolinx continues to be in contract negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1587, the union that represents approximately 1,850 GO Transit bus drivers, ticket and GO station attendants, maintenance personnel, transit safety and some office staff.
While we are hopeful that a settlement can be reached, we are advising customers that the ATU’s strike date is June 2, 2014. In the event of a labour disruption, regular GO Train service would continue to get customers to their destinations, but there would be no GO Bus service. Additionally, there would be no weekend GO Train service to Niagara and Barrie.
Customers who would be impacted by the disruption to GO bus service are encouraged to prepare by considering other travel options. GO Train customers are also encouraged to consider alternate travel options to the GO station as there may be increased demand on rail services and parking facilities. These options could include taking local transit, bicycling, carpooling (visit for information on our Carpoolzone program), teleworking, etc. We also encourage customers to load their PRESTO cards online in advance.
We recognize that a labour disruption will create an inconvenience for our customers. We remain hopeful that a settlement can be reached as we continue our negotiations. We will continue to communicate updates through this website, Social Media channels, our "On the GO Alerts" and the Contact Centre. We encourage all customers to check our website daily as information will be updated as it becomes available.


Bicky said...

GO Transit sent this to me three times tonight. I also got three text messages about it and an update about LSW line (which I didn't subscribe to). Glitch!

TomW said...

I really wish bus/train operators wouldn't use the "impacted" when they mean "affected".