By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – Two days of negotiations have led to more talks between local transit workers and the city.
© Adam Brazeau
The city and local transit workers were ironing out contract details on Oct. 4 and 5. Cornwall Transit manager Len Tapp has a positive outlook for a newly scheduled meeting on Oct. 16.
A mediation meeting between members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 946 and city representatives will take place on Oct. 16.
Both parties were ironing out contract details on Oct. 4 and 5.
"There hasn't been a deal reached, but we're both still talking," said Cornwall Transit manager Len Tapp.
Tapp said there's a positive outlook for the upcoming mediation date.
"We're getting closer," he said.
Vice-president of ATU International Larry Kinnear is pushing for the city’s negotiating committee to meet contract demands.
Kinnear and ATU members will be meeting with Wally Ruszczak, the mediator appointed by the provincial government, who was present at both recent meetings.
If an agreement isn't reached, Kinnear is adamant that immediate job action must take place. A strike deadline has already been issued, but continues to be pushed back as negotiations progress.