Despite voting to remain neutral in transit negotiations only two weeks ago, the UMSU board of directors voted Thursday overwhelmingly in support of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) in the standoff between transit drivers and Winnipeg Transit.
UMSU executive has once again demonstrated its inability to represent students with a recent vote on the Winnipeg Transit labour dispute.
While transit workers have insisted they are not looking to start a back-to-school strike, UMSU is preparing for anything.
With the possibility of either a strike from Winnipeg transit workers or a lockout of workers by the city looming, UMSU has voted to remain neutral — for now.
Chaudhary emphasized the only way for citizens to not be able to access transit services in the near future will be if the city calls for a lock-out.
Winnipeg Transit workers are refusing to sign a new city contract in what is turning out to be a significant labour battle.
After receiving what the executive calls pushback from Winnipeg Transit, UMSU has decided to set up meetings directly with city councillors to negotiate its summer U-Pass.
Transit violence is only a symptom of a wider, systemic issues.
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