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ATU Local 107-Hamilton, ON, Reaches Tentative Deal with Hamilton Streetcar Railway to End Strike

Members to Hold Ratification Vote on Agreement Soon

Hamilton, ON – After a unified and strong 7-day strike, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 107-Hamilton, ON, has reached a tentative deal with Hamilton Street Railway early this morning.  

The Local members are expected to vote on the deal at a ratification meeting to be scheduled as soon as possible. The details of the agreement will not be shared with the media or public until it is presented to the Union’s membership. The Union has committed to get full service up and running as quickly as possible for the riding public.

“Our Local 107 members came together in unity this past week to show their strength and solidarity,” said Local 107 President/Business Agent Eric Tuck. “This strike showed the power of fighting for our rights. We are thankful for the outpouring of support from our riders and allies, many of whom walked our picket lines. After months of negotiations, this contract recognizes our members for the heroes they truly are.”    

The workers walked off the job last Thursday, November 9, after rejecting the last and best offer from HSR after months of negotiations. The Union has been pushing for wage adjustments that is reflective of the rising inflation. Their demands came as senior city administrators gave themselves double-digit pay increases while also working a hybrid model of 3 days from home.

“I am proud of our Local 107 members and the solidarity, resolve, and unity they showed on the picket lines this past week,” said ATU International President John Costa, who made a surprise visit to Hamilton to kick off the first day of the strike last Thursday. “The result was a contract that recognizes the commitment and dedication of these workers to safely transport people across Hamilton. Thank you to all our members and our allies who showed up on the line to help us win.”