Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR01 - (Sask-Transit-Vote)

SASKATOON. x-13s. They have a new contract, but Saskatoon's transit bus drivers will be heading back to bargaining table next spring to work on a new deal with their employer. The unionized staff have accepted a four-year pact with the city that expires at the end of March. They had been without a contract since 2012. Pension issues dominated recent bargaining, but city manager Murray Totland says he doesn't believe that will be a factor in future talks.

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TAG: Under the new contract, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615 will get the same pension plan as the eight other unions that cover the city workforce. The agreement also calls for a 10-per-cent wage hike over four years, plus eight to 10-thousand dollars in back pay for the average transit worker. …

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