Winnipeg Transit Cancellations Due to Union Orders...

Bus drivers and maintenance workers are refusing to work overtime shifts as part of the labour dispute between the city and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505.

There are more than 110 buses parked in the transit yards, waiting for repairs, which means they are not able to be on the road taking passengers.

A total of 31 routes will be affected throughout Tuesday.

They are: Morning rush hour Routes:
18, 22, 25, 30, 31, 34, 40, 41, 44, 46, 57, 58, 59, 68, 162, 163, 181, 183

Afternoon rush hour Routes:
11, 16, 18, 25, 29, 38, 41, 48, 54, 58, 162, 163, 183

Make transit essential service, mom says

Some parents in the city's Whyte Ridge neighbourhood say the situation is making it difficult for their kids to get to school.

Cheryl Santilli said she was notified on Friday that transit bus No. 181, the one her daughter takes to Vincent Massey Collegiate, could be cancelled Tuesday.

Santilli said she'll have to drive her daughter to school and make arrangements with her employer to come in late to work.

Because there is no high school in the Whyte Ridge area, Santilli's daughter relies on transit as her only means of getting to class.

"Who is going to pay for our gas and probably our parking, because we have to take cars now to work because we can't take a bus out of here," she said.

"It affects people who live here, too, not just students, so it's quite a nightmare situation in this area."

Santilli, who believes a few hundred students in the neighbourhood could be affected, wants transit to be declared an essential service so that transit drivers can't take labour action that leads to service disruptions..

"It's very frustrating, [I'm] very angry, very angry," she said.

"We are now also sitting with half-used bus passes that are useless to us."


  1. Phil says:

    Unions again, and for what? To have wages equal to major cities like Vancouver & Toronto??? Where the hell do these pigs get off? These fat lazy bastards should try running a business for a month. try working 7 hours to 15 hours a day seven days a week. And, for less money and for NO PENSION. Unions are the death of society. We need to abolish them.

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