Strike Two for Kinnear
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Strike Two for Kinnear

So Bob Kinnear successfully negotiates a contract for Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113. The transit-using public breathes a sigh of relief, believing the threat of a transit strike to be past. A few days later, the union membership rejects the contract and surprises everyone by striking later that night. Sound familiar? Sure it does, but this time it’s York Region’s Viva instead of the TTC. Kinnear seems to be making a career of negotiating contracts that his members don’t like. He did learn one thing from this spring’s TTC strike debacle: Viva operators will be walking off the job at 4 a.m. instead of at the stroke of midnight. Get home while you can, kids.

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