Transit union offers new deal to City of Saskatoon

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) has made an offer to the City of Saskatoon.

Workers have been without contract since 2012

The Amalgamated Transit Union has offered the city a new proposal in a long-stewing labour issue. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC)

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) has made an offer to the City of Saskatoon.

Local union president Jim Yakubowski said the ATU had made the city a proposal "with a reasonable solution" to the situation yesterday afternoon. He would not provide further details.

The union has been without a contract since 2012.

In 2014, workers were locked out of their jobs by the City of Saskatoon. Both sides were deeply divided over the status of the workers pension plan.

Last year, the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board ruled that two weeks of the lockout was illegal, and ordered the city to reimburse the union $651,000 in damages.

The City of Saskatoon had no comment. It now has until Monday at 5 p.m. CST to respond to the new offer.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.