Transit Windsor Informs Riders of Possible Strike
Transit Windsor is informing riders that they should prepare alternate transportation arrangements ahead of this coming Monday, January 6, 2020 due to a potential strike.
“We were provided a 72-hour strike notice yesterday (Thursday, January 2), which is mandatory notice for a union to provide under federal legislation”, said Transit Windsor Executive Director Pat Delmore. “Negotiations are ongoing in the hopes that a new agreement can be reached. However, Transit Windsor wanted to provide as much notice as possible to our riders in the event of a strike which could legally begin at 2 a.m. on Monday”.
In addition to regular public transit service, Transit Windsor provides Special Events, Tunnel Bus service, bussing for city high schools, service in LaSalle and service through Essex, Kingsville and Leamington. All of these services will cease should members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 616 take strike action.
Transit Windsor regrets the inconvenience a strike would cause our riders, however we are hopeful that ongoing discussions will result in an agreement. We hope this advanced notice will allow time for preparations to be made that will help minimize the impact as much as possible. Riders are asked to monitor the City of Windsor website and social media for updated information.