Oakville Transit negotiations continue

Thursday, September 29, 2011 – for immediate release

Oakville Transit negotiations continue

Contract negotiations continue between the Town of Oakville and Oakville Transit Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Local 1256. The union has set a strike deadline of Friday, September 30, 2011, at 11:59 p.m.

“The town continues to bargain and remains optimistic that an agreement will be reached before the strike deadline,” said Dave Bloomer, commissioner of Infrastructure and Transportation for the Town of Oakville.

In the event of a strike, all Oakville Transit bus service will be discontinued immediately, and all riders will need to make alternative travel arrangements. GO Transit riders may experience some congestion entering parking lots; please be patient. Drivers should also be cautious around schools and Sheridan College as there may be more pedestrians.

For Oakville’s care-A-van customers, service will continue to be provided for dialysis appointments only. All other bookings will be cancelled and customers who have booked trips as of Saturday, October 1, 2011, will be contacted by telephone.

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Media Contacts:

Dave Bloomer
Commissioner, Infrastructure and Transportation Senior
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3300
dbloomer@oakville.ca

Mary Jo Milhomens
Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-338-4244
mmilhomens@oakville.ca


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Oakville Transit negotiations continue