Hamilton Transit Strike Ends
The City of Hamilton and the Amalgamated Transit Union have reached a tentative deal on a new contract.
Mayor Andrea Horwath issued a statement overnight, thanking the public for their patience and understanding while HSR was out of service. She also thanked council colleagues, the city’s bargaining team, and the union for ”achieving a fair and speedy resolution” to the dispute.
Hamilton Street Railway says buses will resume Friday morning.
Nearly 900 transit workers walked off the job on November 9th.
Statement from Mayor Andrea Horwath:
“I’m thrilled to announce that the City of Hamilton has reached a tentative agreement with ATU Local 107 that they will be recommending to their members.
Strikes are difficult, and I thank the public for their patience and understanding while HSR was out of service. I know this disruption had very real impacts on people’s lives, and I look forward to the full restoration of service as soon as possible.
Our transit workers are very important to us, and we’re excited to welcome them back.
Thank you to my City Council colleagues, our City bargaining team and ATU Local 107 leadership for their commitment to achieving a fair and speedy resolution to this important process.”