Update: April, 05 2012
Negotiations are now postponed again until next week after 3 days of mediation produced no solutions. The current scenario puts the drives in a postion where they can walk off within 24 hours of providing a written notice. It looks like riders in Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview will have to cross their fingers.
Update: Mar 29, 2012
Codiac Transpo workers begin a three day mediation session today Thursday with the City of Moncton.If no agreement is made by monday, we could see Moncton left without a transit system. Issues revolve around, compensation for pre-trip preparation work, overtime, and travel time.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2012
As soon as the strike ends in halifax, NS, we hear rumors of a possible strike in Moncton by their transit provideer Codiac Transpo. They have not had a contract for years and several issues remain outstanding. As of April 1st the, approx 90 workers will be in a position to legally strike.
Talks broke down according to the City Spokeswoman. Workers have issues with, compensation for pre-trip preparation work, overtime, and travel time. Wages are not noted as the overwhelming factor. The union representative has stated that his organization is looking for a similar setup to similar-sized transit systems in the region.