July 21, 2014 1:35 pm

Guelph Transit members reject tentative agreement, service halted

GUELPH, Ont. – People who normally use Guelph Transit buses to get around will have to find another means of transport this morning.

Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1189 voted Sunday to reject a tentative contract agreement that was reached a week ago and endorsed by the union executive.

The city says that with the deal defeated it has reinstituted – effective immediately – the lockout that was originally set to begin on July 14.

That means no more bus service.

The tentative agreement had been reached with the help of a provincially appointed conciliator.

The City has issued a statement on its website that says Guelph Transit services are halted indefinitely until such time as the members of ATU Local 1189 reconsider the City’s offer.

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