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MiWay Workers Reach Strong Tentative Agreement with MiWay, Averting Strike

ATU Local 1572-Mississauga, ON, Members Stood Strong and United to Achieve Deal, Ratification Vote Expected Soon


Mississauga, ON – Hours after more than 150 MiWay workers held a spirited practice picket outside Mississauga City Hall demanding a fair contract, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1572-Mississauga, ON, reached a tentative agreement with MiWay, averting a possible strike.

Bargaining began almost a year ago, on September 20, 2023, followed by months of intense deliberation and actions by MiWay workers to put pressure on the agency. The result is a deal that addresses key issues, including higher wages, improved benefits, better working conditions, and health and safety on the job.

“We are pleased to announce that after long negotiations, Local 1572 has reached a tentative agreement with the City of Mississauga,” said Local 1572 President/Business Agent Jack Jackson. “Our members worked hard for this contract, and we believe it strikes the right balance between meeting their needs and maintaining the high standard of service that the residents of Mississauga deserve.”

Earlier this month, in a resounding declaration of strength, the members of Local 1572 voted more than 98% in favour of going on strike if necessary. The workers had also voted down MiWay’s last contract offer, sending a strong message to the MiWay and the City of Mississauga to do better. 

“Our members’ unwavering unity is the reason we have a tentative agreement they should be proud to vote on,” said ATU International President John Costa. “Their dedication to not only fighting for a better contract but also fighting for a better public transit system for the City of Mississauga inspires us all. Thank you to everyone who supported us during these negotiations. From a strike authorization to a practice picket, your solidarity made all the difference.”

Local members are expected to vote soon on the deal at a ratification meeting. The details of the settlement will not be shared with the media or public until it is presented to the Union’s membership.