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Posted Thursday, 23 January, 2020

NO GRT BUSES ARE RUNNING. BusPLUS service is cancelled.
 ION TRAIN SERVICE CONTINUES TO OPERATE.
MobilityPLUS  trips are cancelled except for pre-scheduled dialysis trips.
The TaxiScrip program is still available.
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Posted Wednesday, 22 January, 2020

The Region and Unifor 4304 met Wednesday and were unable to reach an agreement.
“The Region is extremely disappointed that negotiations have broken down. We understand this strike has seriously impacted the lives of our citizens and we are committed to reaching an agreement that will get buses back on the roads as soon as possible,” said Mike Murray, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Waterloo.
The Region remains available to negotiate a resolution that...

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Posted Tuesday, 21 January, 2020

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo values the safety and security of both GRT customers and employees.
Over a week ago, the Region and Unifor agreed to install safety barriers on all 278 GRT buses over the next three years beginning in 2020, at an estimated cost of $1.7 million. Every bus is equipped with multiple cameras to provide for the safety and security of members of the public and our employees. 
We understand this service disruption is difficult...

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Posted Tuesday, 21 January, 2020

Waterloo Region - Union members turn down six per cent pay increase for operators, 15 per cent pay increase for mechanics.
Unifor 4304, representing Grand River Transit/MobilityPLUS operators, dispatchers, fleet mechanics and service attendants have withdrawn service and are on strike as of Tuesday morning, January 21, 2020.
The Region offered a comprehensive settlement including a six per cent wage increase over three years for bus operators, dispatchers and service...

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Posted Monday, 20 January, 2020

Waterloo Region - Unifor Local 4304 has advised the Region they will be on strike beginning Tuesday morning. No further talks are scheduled.
Services affected by the strike will include Grand River Transit and BusPlus Service, MobilityPlus, the bus terminal at Ainslie Street in Cambridge and the Customer Service Centre on King Street in Kitchener.
ION train service will continue.
“I am extremely disappointed that Unifor members have turned down a fair and reasonable...

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