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Contract talks resume between Saskatoon Transit, union

Talks have resumed between the City of Saskatoon and the union that represents transit workers. File / Global News

SASKATOON – Saskatoon’s city bus union is once again at the bargaining table. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615 (ATU 615) president Jim Yakubowski confirmed Tuesday that his group is once again in talks with the city.

Almost a year ago, the city locked out about 330 transit employees for nearly a month over the contract dispute.

In October 2014, the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board ruled the lockout that started on Sept. 20, 2014 was illegal as there was a pending application before the board. As a result, the panel ordered the city to lift the lockout and pay the transit union damages.

READ MORE: City ends Saskatoon Transit lockout, free rides for rest of October

A second lockout notice issued by the city was rescinded after a vote by councillors.

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ATU 615 members have been without a contract since December 2012.

Joel Senick contributed to this story

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