ATU union negotiations

The City of Guelph is in contract negotiations with the City’s full- and part-time transit employees represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189.

The City values the important work our employees do, and hopes to negotiate an agreement that is:

We will continue to provide exceptional service to the Guelph community throughout the negotiation process.

Meeting dates

  • May 30 – Exchange of Proposals
  • June 21, 22 and 23
  • July 17, 18 and 19
  • August 9, 10 and 11
  • August 28, 29, 30 and 31
  • September 18–22
  • October 17 and October 19
  • October 30
Learn more about the bargaining process from the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

City of Guelph and ATU bargaining status

Process Status
City staff receives direction from Council to start negotiations with the union. April 24, 2017
Exchange of proposals May 30, 2017
City and ATU bargaining teams head into negotiation June 21 through September 22

Mayor’s statement made on April 24, 2017

Council was clear in providing staff with direction and a mandate for the upcoming union negotiations with the ATU Local 1189.

“We hope to negotiate a fair, reasonable and affordable contract with our transit employees, one that recognizes our belief that Guelph Transit employees should be compensated appropriately for the valued work they do, and also recognize the need for balance to ensure long term affordability for our citizens.”

Mayor Cam Guthrie, City of Guelph