After 'progress' Sunday, City of Saskatoon, Transit union to continue contract negotiations

The two sides negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement say 'progress' was made Sunday.

Union representing Saskatoon Transit workers served city 48-hour strike notice Friday

The two sides negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement for Saskatoon Transit employees say 'progress' was made Sunday. (Chanss Lagaden/CBC)

After a day of negotiations where progress was made towards a new collective bargaining agreement for Saskatoon Transit workers, talks are slated to continue Monday.

The City of Saskatoon and the union representing transit employees met Sunday. The session followed the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615 giving the city strike notice late Friday afternoon, which would allow workers to take job action as of 5 p.m. CST Sunday.

On Saturday, the city invited union executives back to the bargaining table and on Sunday, negotiations resumed.

If strike action is taken, Jim Yakubowski, president of the transit union, said the intention wouldn't be to start with full removal of service. In its notice to the city, the union said strike action could include anything from slowdowns to overtime bans, not wearing uniforms, rotating strikes or a complete work stoppage.