Tell Moncton City Council to avert a ...

Tell Moncton City Council to avert a Transit strike

There are 5 comments on the story from Apr 2, 2012, titled Tell Moncton City Council to avert a Transit strike. In it, reports that:

Buses could come off the roads as early as Tuesday

April 2, 2012

Residents of Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe are encouraged to contact Moncton City Hall and tell them to avert a Transit Strike.

The city alone is responsible for delaying a contract with the Union.They have not had a contract since June 2010.

Below is contact information for Moncton City Hall. Let them know that you support the Transit Union.

Mayor’s Office

Tel: 506-856-4343

[email protected]

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Bus man

Halifax, Canada

#1 Apr 5, 2012
If the drivers are that petty then they deserve to sweat awhile. Dont give in city of moncton. They say their concerned for us the people who ride the bus but their actions so far show the exact opposite. They will cry and complain and throw a tantrum like any spoiled child until they get what they want. In the end all it will result in is the people who take the bus paying more for the ride. Thank you codiac transit for showing us just exactly how petty and rotten you are
Lois Dunfield

Dartmouth, Canada

#2 Jun 27, 2012
The Mayor and City Manager are liers. They don't care about the people who use Codiac Transpo to get to work, to get to Doctor's appointments and appointments at either Hospital, get to the banks when the CP and Social Assistance cheques come in, get to the malls to pay bills, as well as get to the grocery stores for food every week.
All the Mayor cares about is the salary that he is making, as well as using taxpayer's money to buy tickets to the concerts out at Magnet Hill.
He doesn't care about the people on low income or the people living in poverty.
Codiac Transpo has the right to take you to Court to get their contract settled.
Mr. Mayor, you and the City Manager need to be ashamed of yourselves. You haven't tried to meet with the Union of Codiac Transpo - you rather lock them out.
You have no sympathy for the people who use the buses to get around Moncton. So don't stand in front of the Media whinning about how sorry you are that you had to lock out the employees of Codiac Transpo. You are disgusting and I will support the employees of Codiac Transpo. You are too stubborn to realize the damage that you are doing by stopping the buses from running. May be you should get your hands dirty by going up to the bus garage to work in keeping the buses going.
You should supply taxi service to all of Codiac Transpo riders until you settle the contracts with Codiac Transpo Union.
By the way you did not give Codiac Transpo and the people who ride the buses 24 hour notice last night when you cancelled the runs today.

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#3 Jul 8, 2012
See update at :

Codiac Transpo Management is misinforming the Moncton public
conerned bus user

Chicoutimi, Canada

#4 Jul 25, 2012
Knightly News wrote:
See update at :
Codiac Transpo Management is misinforming the Moncton public
To the person who made the above comment, I wish to inform you that you have made a false and a very unfair statement. It is our Mayor and Council who are misinforming the people of Moncton. Our Mayor and Council want you to believe that even though they sympathize with those of us who depend on Codiac Transpo for bus service are really not sorry for locking out the Codiac Transpo Union. Our Mayor and Council don't have to depend on the buses to get to work, go for groceries, go to Doctor's appointments, go to either hospital for appointments, go to the bank or find a store to pay the telephone and power bills.

But for those of us who depend on the buses for our transportation, the Mayor and Council have taken that away from us which is not right.

Most of us cannot afford to take a taxi everyday like the Mayor and Council wants us to do. Taxis cost more no matter if we use the taxi vouchers that we have to buy at City Hall or if we pay cash.

Instead of buying new fire hydrants and building new washrooms for Centennial Park, the City Council and Mayor should have used that money to settle the contract talks with Codiac Transpo Union. In settling the contracts with the outside City workers last year (2011) the Councilors talk about a fair deal and "showing good will on both sides. We have great workers and we treat them well. But it is not our money to give".

This proves that the City is not being fair to the Codiac Transpo Union, nor is the City treating the Codiac Transpo Union well.

There are four bargaining units:
Outside workers
City Hall employees
Codiac Transpo Union

Why should the city give the outside workers,(which involves garbage collection people, water maintenace and distribution people, snow and ice control people, maintenance and operations of parks people, grounds and arenas, the Magnetic Hill Zpp and event support services) an 11 per cent increase over 4 years and treat them fairly when they won't treat the employees of Codiac Tranpo fairly in their contract negotiations? You can't treat one Union better than the next Union no matter whether they are Outside workers, Firefighters or Codiac Transpo. You cannot treat one Union better than another one - you need to treat all Unions fairly.

Even Shane Hughes, Moncton's manager of labour relations and disability says "the outside workers' wage increases fall in line with what other municipalities around Atlantic Canada are paying their workers". If that is the case, than Codiac Transpo Union has the right to a decent wage increase that are within the line with other city bus employees of other municipalities around the Atlantic Canada region.

This shows that the Mayor and City Council of Moncton are bargaining in bad faith as they do not want to give Codiac Transpo a fair contract.

Moncton, Canada

#5 Jul 25, 2012
itt plain and simple it the greed of the union that is killing Codiac Transpo . nothing else ..

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