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City Releases Details of Its Offer to ATU Local 1189

Web posted on July 11, 2014

Update Guelph, ON, July 10, 2014 The City of Guelph is sharing details of its final offer to Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189 to ensure that ATU members, transit riders and Guelph taxpayers have an accurate understanding of the City's position.

Members of ATU Local 1189 are voting Friday, July 11 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on whether to accept or reject the City's final offer.

Key details of the City of Guelph's offer to ATU Local 1189:
Wage increases of:
July 1, 2013: 1.7% increase
July 1, 2014: 1.6% increase
July 1, 2015: 1.6% increase
July 1, 2016: 1.5% increase

No impact to employee health and medical benefits

After 22 days of negotiations ATU has yet to provide their wage and benefit requests.

The City's offer is consistent with, and in some cases provides higher wage increases than, recent agreements reached between Ontario municipalities and their transit unions including Grand River, London and Sudbury.

"We encourage our transit union members to read the final offer for themselves and come to their own conclusions," continued Amorosi. "We value the contribution of our transit employees to an important City operation and hope to avoid any service disruption."

The City will continue posting negotiation updates at


July 07, 2014 Article

Guelph, ON, July 7, 2014 Earlier today the City of Guelph received confirmation from the Ontario Labour Relations Board that the "Notice of Taking of Vote" has been issued. The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189 will vote on the City's final offer on Friday, July 11 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Results from the Ministry of Labour monitored vote are expected later in the evening of July 11 and will be announced at that time.

The City continues to post negotiation updates at