Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1724

August 31, 2009 00:36 ET

AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 1724 TAKES STRIKE VOTE

ATU Local 1724 votes 97% in favour of strike action

Attention: Media Editor, News Editor GREATER VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2009) - ATU Local 1724, representing 500 unionized employees of MVT Canadian Bus-HandyDart, Greater Vancouver has voted 97% in favour of strike action.

The Union has been in negotiations for more than 8 months and have found it necessary to proceed with this severe action against MVT Canadian Bus-HandyDart.

ATU Local 1724 will give sufficient notification of any actions the Union may take. ATU Local 1724 request the clients of HandyDart to contact Translink and MVT Canadian Bus-HandyDart about their concerns to any possible service disruptions.
/For further information: Secondary contact:

Bob Hykaway
ATU International Vice President
202-309-4125/ IN: LABOUR

Contact Information

  • Dave Watt, President Business Agent, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1724
    Primary Phone: 604-568-2837
    Secondary Phone: 778-836-6676
    E-mail: atulocal1724@shaw.ca