City, union agree on payment for illegal Saskatoon Transit lockout

City of Saskatoon, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615 reach agreement on payout for illegal lockout in 2014. File / Global News

SASKATOON – Transit workers are getting a $651,000 payout from the City of Saskatoon. The money is compensation for the two weeks they were illegally locked-out in the fall of 2014.

The lockout happened following a deadlock in contract talks. The Labour Relations Board later ruled some of the lockout was illegal.

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On Thursday, city officials announced it had reached settlement with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615.

It’s expected affected staff will receive their payment by mid-Febraury.

READ MORE: Contract talks resume between Saskatoon Transit, union

The two sides have still not reached a deal on a new contract. Transit workers have been without a contract since December 2012.

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