Last Sunday, DRT unionized employees of CAW Local 222 voted to accept the latest contract offer. After weeks of
negotiations a settlement was reached between the two parties. This round of contract talks turned out much better than the disaster of 2006 that lead to a one month transit strike. This time both sides aimed for the bulls eye and came up with a win, win situation for everyone.
Things turned out different, because Durham Region was not involved, directly with the contract talks. They stood their distance and left it up to General Manager Ted Galinis and his management team to work out a solution.
The new contract runs from March 1, 2009 to February 28, 2012. See you in three years.