Transit union sends counter-offer to HRM; HRM ramps up attacks
At 12:45pm today, the transit union sent a counter-offer in response to the offer they rejected on Friday.
No word yet on when HRM will respond, or on what was included in the union’s counter-offer. I’ll keep you posted as I learn more.
Meanwhile, HRM ramped up its attack on the transit union:
ATU Local 508 is holding your transit system hostage to get what they want – binding arbitration, no rostering and unchecked overtime costs. Don’t let them do it.
This was a full page ad in the Chronicle Herald today — not cheap real estate.
No matter whether HRM is in the right in this labour dispute, this messaging is further polluting the relationship between management and the union. This is exactly why strikes happen in the first place — when the sides can’t agree to play nice.
UPDATE (Feb 27, 4:00pm): Apparently the union’s counter-offer includes a measure that would address overtime without adopting rostering. It’s still unclear how rostering would fix this, but I digress.