BRAMPTON, ON (July 10, 2019) – The City of Brampton and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1573 have ratified a new collective agreement effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024. At its session today, the Council approved the new agreement by which the agreement was reached. Brampton Transit is one of Canada`s fastest growing transit providers. Brampton Transit carries more than 31 million passengers in 2018 and connects major Brampton tourist sites and destinations with public transit in Greater Toronto (GTA). “The Amalgamated Transit Union 1573 welcomes this new treaty. We look forward to continuing to work with the City of Brampton to provide drivers and residents with a safe and reliable transit system. Some drivers had even resorted to avoiding hydration, which allowed them to reduce their visits to the toilet, resulting in transit delays for drivers. “Brampton Transit is one of the fastest growing transit systems in the country. I am pleased that we have concluded and ratified a collective agreement with full-time and part-time union transit workers. More than 110,000 drivers use brampton transit every day and this agreement will keep them moving. I would like to thank everyone involved in the negotiation process for their hard work and commitment to the people of Brampton. Brampton Transit has reached an agreement with the city to avoid strikes. On Thursday, November 28, the city council agrees with the transit team that serves residents and visitors in the city of flowers.
Mayor Patrick Brown signed the contract, which is a five-year contract between the City of Brampton and local transit partner ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union) 1573. It was announced via Facebook. This contract seems to allay drivers` fears. Since 2016, Brampton runners have been asked to endure things like abandoning their 30-minute unpaid lunch break. The union was concerned that this reduction in breaks would increase driver fatigue and increase the likelihood of driving errors and harm drivers` health. “Brampton Transit is a priority for our employees, especially the safety of our employees and drivers. We look forward to continuing to work with the Amalgamated Transit Union 1573 over the next five years to improve our services and provide our drivers with a safe, reliable and quality system. Mayor Brown said Brampton City Council was happy to vote for both drivers and a safer, mobile municipality.