ATU Local 1505 Winnipeg


 ATU 1505 is proud of the solidarity within our community and the labour movement. We are pleased to share a letter of support from Alex Forrest and the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg.


Interested in writing a letter of support? Call the ATU office or email


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 Aug 20, 2019


The Canadian Federation of Students - Manitoba would like to express our continued support for the ATU 1505 during transit negotiations. We urge the city of Winnipeg to bargain in good faith with the ATU 1505 who provide a fundamental public service relied upon by thousands of Manitobans studying in Winnipeg every day.

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We have sent the message below to Mayor Bowman and all city Councillors:

I am president of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association, and am writing you to ask that the City continue negotiations with the bargaining team of ATU 1505 and agree to their latest proposal.

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We receive letters of support from time to time. Here is one from a cherished rider of ours Read more >>>

Atu Local 1505 Winnipeg members have voted on the most recent contract offer from the City and the results are;


1224 members voted out of 1460 (84% of eligible members) 


85 voted yes
1133 voted no

6 spoiled votes


92.6% voted No to the City's 3rd offer.


We have in turn submitted a counter offer with lower wages than the City so riders and operators can have a more reliable bus scheduling system.

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ATU 1505 has been without a contract since January 2019 and the City of Winnipeg has recently moved to take away sections of the ATU collective agreement. The City continues to raise the threat of a lockout in an effort to try and scare ATU members and the public. Click here to learn how to you can contact the Mayor and Council and let them know that this hardball negotiation style isn't acceptable.  Read more >>>

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 is proud to partner with the Winnipeg Police Association, United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg as well as community groups in the Bear Clan Patrol Inc. and Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata. The concept for this project is to allow kids from the inner City to have outdoor experiences and get more in touch with nature. FortWhyte Alive is one of Winnipeg's best Environmental, Education and Recreation Centres and is the oasis of choice for this endeavour. Read more >>>

Winnipeg - Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union 1505 have overwhelmingly voted no to the City of Winnipeg’s 2nd contract offer with 96.59% of the membership voting against the City’s offer. The 2nd offer was presented to the ATU on May 17th, and came after the ATU engaged in legal job action. While the rejection of the contract does provide a strike mandate and strike sanctions for ATU members, the ATU will be reaching out to the City to resume bargaining at the earliest opportunity.

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Response to City Bringing Negotiations Into The Public March 28th/19

"It is unfortunate that the City of Winnipeg feels the need to bring negotiations between the City and the ATU 1505 into the public for the second time in four years. If the City of Winnipeg felt that they had made a fair offer to our membership, than we sincerely doubt that they would be releasing public statements regarding the proposal to the media and general public.


On March 21st, we received the offer from the City of Winnipeg bargaining team. Per mutual agreement at that meeting, we are bringing that offer to our members over the coming days. We were hopeful that the City of Winnipeg would bargain in good faith and allow us to take their proposal to our members, but it would appear that they are not interested in engaging in a collaborative process. The City is also incorrect in stating that a rejection of the contract vote would equate to a strike vote and any strike action would be authorized by the ATU 1505 membership in a separate vote.


We encourage the City of Winnipeg to follow the advice of Mayor Brian Bowman, by not negotiating in the media and waiting for the results of the vote by our membership and returning to the negotiating table at that time."


The ATU 1505 will not be making any further public comments on the state of negotiations until after the vote by our membership.


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