Aug 2, 2006

CAW Files Bargaining Complaint



CAW Files Bargaining Complaint Against Durham Region Transit

OSHAWA, ON, Aug. 1 /CNW/ - The Canadian Auto Workers union is urging
Durham Region Transit to return to the bargaining table in an effort to
resolve the outstanding issues in negotiations with CAW Local 222 and its 300
members.
Rather than negotiate, Durham Region Transit mailed a proposed collective
agreement to the members without consulting the union's bargaining committee.
As a result of the employer's actions and its attempt to undermine the
bargaining committee, the union has filed a complaint with the Ontario Labour
Relations Board.
A July 31 media release from Durham Region Transit claims there is a
possibility of a service disruption because of a work stoppage. However, the
CAW has not even held a strike vote, as required by Ontario law.
"Any impending disruption of service will be the result of a lock-out
imposed on our members by Durham Region Transit," said CAW national
representative Mike Reuter. "Both the ridership and our CAW members deserve a
settlement that is negotiated in good faith by Durham Region Transit."
The collective agreement expired May 31, 2006.

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