Protest by striking workers disrupts bus service at Toronto Union Station again: GO Transit

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WATCH ABOVE: For the first time in Union Station’s 95-year history, signal and communication maintenance workers have gone on strike. As Seán O’Shea reports, the strike has the potential to affect commuter rail schedules in Canada’s busiest transit hub. – Apr 20, 2022

TORONTO — GO Transit says bus service at Toronto’s Union Station is disrupted due to a protest by striking workers, with some lines delayed and others rerouted to other transit hubs.

Ninety-five workers with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers went on strike a week ago and started holding daily pickets over the weekend.

The workers are signals and communication workers as well as train movement directors at Union Station.

GO Transit says demonstrators gathered again Wednesday morning near the Union Station Bus Terminal and are restricting access to the facility.

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Service has typically been restored around 11:30 p.m. after previous demonstrations.

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The workers have been without a new contract since December 2019.

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