The union, which represents 800 bus drivers and mechanics of the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), says its members voted to ratify a new collective agreement on Friday night. The union representing 800 Hamilton roadside workers, ATU Local 107, announced on Friday that it had voted to ratify a new collective agreement. In a statement, ATU Local 107 President Eric Tuck said that members have officially approved a four-year collective agreement with 83 percent for it. Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 107 overwhelmingly supported and voted in favour of a new contract between the union and the City of Hamilton. The new agreement was presented to union members on Monday and the vote took place today. The city and the union had already announced an interim agreement on December 18, but had not released details of the agreement. In November, drivers, mechanics and HSR administration employees voted overwhelmingly in favour of rejecting a contract offer from the previous city, in the absence of disagreement over drivers` salaries, benefits and access to toilets along many bus lines. “I am proud to announce that the union has officially approved a four-year collective agreement with an 83 percent democratic vote for adoption,” said Eric Tuck, president of ATU Local 107, in a press release posted on Twitter, December 27. The transit union was looking for a five-year contract. The new four-year contract expires at the end of 2023. If you know you want to book a car in a caravan, we would be happy to have an idea of the numbers in advance. Please go to hdlc.ca/caravan and inform us of your email address and the local union.
If, for some reason, we need to move beyond our parking lots at City Hall and look for additional places to meet, we may need to contact some people to gather us nearby. If we do, we will try to keep the people of the Union together if possible, regardless of the details of how we celebrate, we will always be in solidarity. The Starlite allowed us to bring our own food to the event. We ask you to take your own waste (where possible). It is very likely that we will not sell food or drinks on site. NOTE OF ANOTHER: IF POSSIBLE (depending on the restrictions at that time), we would encourage carpooling. While we understand that the carbon footprint we make with a caravan is greater than we would like, it would be great if people could share trips with each other. If the social distance rules have eased sufficiently by that date, we can help you facilitate an online form for transportation offers/requests. We will not be able to maintain a perfect and intact line for the entire course. All right! Have fun with the group you`re having fun in. Blow your horns and play music.
Let a big piece of Hamilton know that we`ll bring them a Labour Day to the Parade this year! If you are going to decorate your cars, please respect the fact that other traffic may be around you during the ride, so that things stick too far through the windows or trunk can be dangerous. Your bargaining team has officially begun collective bargaining! This place offers the greatest flexibility for pre-planning during the pandemic: the starlite drive-in includes between 900 and 1000 cars in three screening zones.