Winnipeg Transit union says its reached tentative agreement with city

The union representing Winnipeg Transit workers says it’s reached a tentative agreement with the City of Winnipeg.The Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 (ATU) says through the deal has been endorsed by the union’s bargaining committee, details won’t be made public until it’s ratified by union members.Story continues below

“We think that we’ve reached an agreement that is fair to both sides and we’re excited to be bringing an offer that we can work with to our membership for ratification,” said union president Aleem Chaudhary, in a release sent late Friday afternoon.READ MORE: UMSU supporting Winnipeg Transit union in labour dispute with city“I want to thank our negotiating team, our members for their faith in our efforts and for the tremendous public support that has truly empowered our members.”The City of Winnipeg confirmed a tentative deal has been reached but did not comment further.Transit workers have been without a contract since the previous agreement expired on Jan. 12.The two sides have been negotiating unsuccessfully all year, with the city declaring the talks had come to an impasse — and warning a strike was likely — over the summer.WATCH: Brian Mayes chastises City for ‘juvenile’ line in transit release