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As Amalgamated Transit Union Local 616 and City of Windsor officials continue to negotiate a new contract, Transit Windsor buses are continuing to operate as usual.

“Our members are our priority and the traveling public is our priority,” ATU International Vice President Manny Sforza said at a news conference outside the Windsor International Transit Terminal on Tuesday.

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Union officials confirmed special event buses will continue Sunday when the Detroit Lions host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field in the divisional round of the playoffs.

“We don’t want to inconvenience the public, but we reiterate that getting a fair deal for our members is our top priority,” Sforza said. “We continue to evaluate our batting position hour by hour, day by day.


One of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiations, according to the union, is federal sick days.

The federal government requires workers to have 10 paid sick days.

ATU officials told CTV News it will cost the city of Windsor an additional $1.7 million.

“The city’s position and Transit Windsor’s position is that our members should pay for these sick days out of the wage package that we’re negotiating at the table,” Sforza said. “Our members are angry. “They are frustrated and want to be recognized for what they have done.”

Now the union is threatening to file a complaint with the Federal Labor Relations Board.

Windsor City Engineer Mark Winterton would not comment on any specific issue, but said he is “looking to get back into negotiations.”

Negotiations are scheduled to continue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

They will issue a 72-hour notice if the union decides to strike, but they remain optimistic until the end of this week.

“Let’s work together. Let’s get a fair deal,” Sforza said.

A special event bus that runs for a Lions game

City officials confirm that the special events bus will run this weekend at the Detroit Lions game at Ford Field on Sunday, Jan. 21, and registration is open.

The Detroit Windsor Tunnel was canceled last weekend due to a 72-hour strike notice.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 616, however, as the notice is withdrawn and negotiations continue, regular transit service continues in all aspects, including the special event bus.

Important information:

Seats are limited and passengers are not admitted without a reservation.

The ticket price is 20 dollars per person.

Your special event ticket is only valid on the special event bus. Special event tickets are not valid on a regular tunnel bus.

After successful payment, you will receive a confirmation email containing a QR code for registration on the day of the event.

Tickets cannot be picked up 24 hours before the event.

Please arrive at the Windsor International Transit Terminal, 300 Chatham Street West, thirty (30) minutes before your scheduled time.

Go to a customer service representative and present your QR code. You will be given a permit to go out to Windsor and use the bus on the way back from Detroit. One ticket per person.

The exit for special events is located on the east side of the terminal.

Walking in person is accepted if there are seats left on the bus.

Back from Detroit:

Return time depends on the end of the event.

The last bus will depart no later than thirty (30) minutes after the end of the special event.


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