Transit talks to continue Sunday
As the bus strike in Ottawa passes its 12th day, the union and city officials will continue to meet on Sunday.
Organizers of a commuter rally could not attract the transit riding population to express their disapproval. According to the Ottawa Citizen, only three people showed up at city hall for the rally. The organizer himself was a no-show.
Meanwhile, the head of the city's transit company is saying that Ottawa is saving $3 million every week the strike continues.
Talks between municipal officials and union leaders representing OC Transpo’s 2,300 striking drivers, mechanics and dispatchers, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 279, continued into the evening hours of Saturday. Details of the meeting, including how long talks lasted on Saturday, remain unknown as both sides agreed to a media blackout.
Shortly after 8:30 Saturday evening, city spokesman Michael FitzPatrick confirmed that talks would continue today.
“Talks have concluded for the day and they will resume tomorrow,” he said.