Breaking news: Tentative deal reached in transit strike

According to local media reports, an agreement in principle has been reached between the STM and the Syndicat du transport de Montréal. Both sides must still ratify the agreement, which would end the four-day old transit strike.

In other news, a protest called yesterday to denounce the striking STM workers drew exactly three people: the organizer and two of his friends. Maybe if they had offered to provide transportation…?

UPDATE: The agreement has been ratified. According to the STM, bus and metro service is being gradually resumed and will return to full service by Saturday morning. Negotiations between the STM and the union will continue with conciliator Jean-Pierre Gosselin.

3 Comments so far

  1. Fagstein (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 7:10 pm

    It’s over. The union executive has ordered all employees back to work, and the STM is slowly resuming service.

  2. Vila H. (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

    Thanks for the tip–and great post!

  3. Jon (unregistered) on May 25th, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

    These people are already paid twice what they deserve, they should take lesson from the private sector leaving local labour conditions for foreign environments. The times are for privatisation, and tax revenue surely has better than to subsidize the lifestyles of these ungrateful idiots!

    I vote for taxe cuts and privatized services to ensure that our society as a whole remains competitive economically.
    Why not make the service free of charge and reduce wages by half, to their rightful value!!!

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