City warns of transit delays on several routes as dispute with transit union continues

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City officials say several bus routes will be disrupted beginning May 19 as bus drivers continue to refuse overtime,

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City officials say several bus routes will be disrupted beginning May 19 as bus drivers continue to refuse overtime,

In a release sent out by the city Thursday afternoon, officials warned Winnipeggers that the continuing refusal of overtime means Winnipeg Transit can no longer assure service on all of its routes.

“Transit riders can expect an increase in late and/or cancelled bus service on any number of routes in the coming weeks and should be prepared for possible delays, or make alternate travel plans,” said the release.

Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Local 1505 of the Amalgamated Transit Union is set to outline details of the city's offer to its members at meetings on Sunday.

Routes most likely to be affected include:

Morning rush hour:

18, 22, 25, 30, 31, 34, 40, 41, 44, 46, 57, 58, 59, 68, 162, 163, 181, 183

Afternoon rush hour:

11, 16, 18, 25, 29, 38, 41, 48, 54, 58, 162, 163, 183

The Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents 1,100 bus operators and 250 maintenance workers, has been without a contract since it expired on Jan. 17.

Last month, the union rejected the city’s offer of settlement, placing them in a legal strike position. In the following week, the ATU instructed its members to refuse overtime as contract negotiations continue.

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