Ontario: The commuters across much of southern Ontario will have to scramble for alternative means of transport today as 2,200 GO Transit workers will be on strike starting at 12:01 a.m., Monday morning.

Despite the over the weekend to address safety issues and other concerns, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1587 said that they are going on a strike from Monday as Metrolinx continues to refuse to address safety concerns by ensuring that experienced and highly trained workers remain on the job, and continues to refuse to budge on language that would protect GO Transit jobs from being contracted out.

In a statement, the Union has emphasized that safety and job security are its top priorities since bargaining began in April.

“Negotiations have failed because Metrolinx failed to come to the table with a reasonable offer to address any of our key issues,” said Local 1587 President Rob Cormier.


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