Dan Lirette & Richard Paladin welcome you to Moncton Forums!Register today on Moncton's most active forum!

Author Topic: Codiac Transit / Transpo  (Read 36609 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline BristolUK

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11898
  • Gently Insane
    • my world and welcome to it - a blog
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #180 on: April 19, 2012, 10:57:55 AM »
So the deadline passes. Those in the position of power say the offer is withdrawn and any future offer will be less than the one before the deadline.

I posted a comment before about how these things are reported. The employer offers 3% and the union demands 5%. The employer is benevolently offering help and the union demands something more.

How different it would look if the union offered to accept 5% but the employer demanded they accept 3%.

Anyway, here we have the employer saying if you don't accept this by the deadline we'll reduce it.

Imagine if the union was to say we've made our case for an increase in pay and if you don't give it to us by the deadline we're going to insist on more.

See how it's not a level playing field?
my world and welcome to it - a blog
http://monctonia-times.blogspot.com/

Offline Paladin (Site Admin)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1521
  • Gender: Male
  • www.monctonforums.com
    • Monctonforums
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #181 on: April 19, 2012, 01:49:04 PM »

How different it would look if the union offered to accept 5% but the employer demanded they accept 3%.



Some might call this splitting hairs or nitpicking..

That 5% is incorrect. It is  or would be just  4 point something..( can't remember the exact number)

That last increase to their salary would kick in  only after this new contract expires. Hence, they will not / would not get that increase.

This is just one of those 'little' things that the city is not so open or honest about.

Offline BristolUK

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11898
  • Gently Insane
    • my world and welcome to it - a blog
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #182 on: April 19, 2012, 05:04:01 PM »
Some might call this splitting hairs or nitpicking..

I don't think so. It doesn't matter what the subject is, one party is always portrayed as demanding while the other is offering.

It's a similar issue if something takes 10 days to do. Or you're on a waiting list for 10 days.

You can say it takes as long as 10 days or you can say something is as little as 10 days.

It's the same 10 day wait but one makes it sound longer than it should be.

Quote
That 5% is incorrect. It is  or would be just  4 point something..( can't remember the exact number)

That was just a made up figure on my part for the example.  :)
my world and welcome to it - a blog
http://monctonia-times.blogspot.com/

Offline Jesso Yewno

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1340
  • Moncton Forum
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #183 on: April 22, 2012, 06:54:26 PM »
Carl Bainbridge :Moncton Misleading Public Over Codiac Transpo Contract

2012 04 22

http://carlbainbridge.ca/municipal/

The city of Moncton would have people believe that the entire Codiac Transpo contract dispute is entirely over wages and that the drivers are asking for to much.

The city is lying by omission. While wages are a major sticking point what is not being talked about is the rest of the contract as well as the side issues that are also relevant.

Due to the recent contract signing by other city workers, the offer the city is presently making would put bus drivers as the lowest paid city employee. Because of the skill and responsibility involved this is not acceptable.

The drivers union put forward a contract offer that was approved by negotiators. That deal which is the one that is under major contention requested what at first blush looks like a lot of money.  And when you look at just the salary it would be.

What the city is neglecting to discuss is why a comment that the Mayor made recently is so telling regarding the offer. George Leblanc was quoted in the media as saying that the offer by the union was a “break even offer” and he said that this was not good enough. This issue takes us to two majorly different points both in favour of the drivers.

Firstly and of major importance. In my recent memory the only times a union accepts a contract that does not include improvements in both pay and benefits is when the company involved is in dire risk of going bankrupt. Case in point here would be the big three automakers who got major concessions during a major restructuring. Moncton is not at risk of going bankrupt.

Secondly is why would a contract with what is perceived as such a massive pay raise be considered a “break even contract” This could only happen if there was an equal DROP in benefits.  This is what has happened.

To give you an idea just how much of a concession has been made I will try to give you some details.


Bus drivers used to get an extra week vacation for booking off peak. This is now gone.
Senior drivers were offered overtime first and then junior drivers were given what was left available. New contract allows junior drivers to get their 40 hours first before senior drivers start overtime (in very general terms exact language I am uncertain of) This drastically cuts down on overtime. (when was the last time a union gave junior members first crack at extra hours willingly)
Many of these benefits the union has fought 30 years to gain and are now allowing to be given up just for the benefit of their junior drivers and to offset the higher salary.
In my opinion the city has slacked off on several items over their term. They have let the province do almost anything they want within the city without standing up and saying that they must work within the municipal plan set forth by the city. They signed a contract for other city workers that was far in excess of what they wanted to pay.

Now they have an election coming and they have to look like they are doing something right so they decide that they are going to play hardball with a union that is in all honesty doing them a huge favour. They are doing this to appear like they are in control of the situation and they are doing this to try to boost their reputation before the election comes because in all honesty I feel many of them believe they could be at risk in this coming election.

I honestly believe that the city is going to attempt to lock the drivers out for not signing a contract and I expect they will try it before the election in an attempt to show that they are willing to go to the wall.

I will give you one final bit of information. In the city’s latest contract offer to the union, they kept the large majority of the concessions the union made in an effort to get the larger salary but offered a salary significantly less. If they intend on getting a deal signed that does not include the higher salary then the city is going to have to return all of the concessions the union made.

Personally I believe the city is making a serious mistake not signing the original contract that was negotiated on and agreed to. I believe that when the public finds out the whole truth they will be extremely unhappy with the city for keeping this labour unrest going as long as it has. I also believe that if the media ever shows the unions side in full detail that the city will find itself with extremely hard feelings not only by the drivers but also by the public because once the public finds out, the city will lose most of the support they have.

Offline BristolUK

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11898
  • Gently Insane
    • my world and welcome to it - a blog
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #184 on: April 22, 2012, 07:10:20 PM »
Quote from: Carl Bainbridge
Now they have an election coming and they have to look like they are doing something right so they decide that they are going to play hardball with a union...They are doing this to appear like they are in control of the situation and they are doing this to try to boost their reputation before the election comes

Political grandstanding? Surely not. ::)  [/sarcasm]

Quote
I also believe that if the media ever shows the unions side in full detail...

Media shows anti-union/worker bias with pro "establishment" favouritism. Whatever next.  :laugh:
my world and welcome to it - a blog
http://monctonia-times.blogspot.com/

Offline Jesso Yewno

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1340
  • Moncton Forum
Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #185 on: May 11, 2012, 10:15:15 AM »
Codiac Transpo/Transit service to be interrupted

Company blames the ongoing labour dispute

CBC News ,Moncton, New Brunswick,  May 11, 2012

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/05/10/nb-codiac-service-interruptions.html

Codiac Transpo is advising customers that service will be interrupted over the next few days, starting this evening.

The interruptions are due to staffing constraints arising from the ongoing labour dispute, according to a statement released by the company Thursday afternoon.

Additional cancellations “may be required will little or no advance notice,” the statement reads.

Talks between the City of Moncton and the union that represents bus drivers have broken off and no new talks are scheduled.

The affected routes include:

May 10 — #3B Hildegard, 10:40 p.m. – 11:10 p.m., cancelled.
May 11 — morning service on the #6 Elmwood B, #11 Whitefrost, and #14 Riverview West; afternoon service on #8 Lakeside and #13 MID.
May 12 — all bus service to the casino is cancelled for the day and morning service on the Express 2 and 4 are affected, as well as evening service on the #1 Downtown Malls, #3A Hildegard, #20 Champlain and #21 Amirault.

Offline BristolUK

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11898
  • Gently Insane
    • my world and welcome to it - a blog
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #186 on: May 11, 2012, 10:30:40 AM »
And now they're saying they won't be running buses for the summer concerts.
my world and welcome to it - a blog
http://monctonia-times.blogspot.com/

Offline BristolUK

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11898
  • Gently Insane
    • my world and welcome to it - a blog
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #187 on: May 11, 2012, 12:53:03 PM »
Given the ads that have been run against the drivers missing out the information highlighted by Paladin and in a letter in the paper recently, followed by this announcement that the uncertainty is the reason for no buses for the summer concerts, it rather looks as if they are trying to demonise the drivers even more than they have been so far.

Yet the drivers have announced that even though they can legally call a strike within 24 hours, they will wait 10 days so people can make other plans.

Now it seems that recruitment problems have been ongoing and are not related to the dispute at all. Apparently Codiac Transpo has a third of the mechanics that Saint John has for their fleet.

It's looking as if those running the service don't really know what they are doing or - worse - they do and are deliberately harming it.
my world and welcome to it - a blog
http://monctonia-times.blogspot.com/

Offline Paladin (Site Admin)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1521
  • Gender: Male
  • www.monctonforums.com
    • Monctonforums
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #188 on: May 11, 2012, 01:54:09 PM »

http://atulocal1290.webs.com/negotiation-time-line


In early January 2011, we (ATU local 1290) held a meeting with our membership to explain why we would be holding
off on ratifying until spring. We explained the concerns expressed by city officials that it could be problematic if we
were to ratify our agreement before council had an opportunity to ratify the CUPE 51 agreement.
The membership discussed and agreed to hold off ratification until the city was finished with CUPE 51.

February 17, 2011 the parties meet once again and proceeded to review the agreement. Several omissions were noted
(wage scale for mechanics and service men and several minor word changes) and agreed to by both parties to
be inserted into the agreement and new copies to be distributed. ATU 1290 received a new copy of the agreement
on the afternoon of February 17 2011. Click here to view the new agreement

City officials also spoke on the status of negotiation with CUPE 51, they expressed they were very close to an agreement
and would hope to have ratification by city council in early March, 2011.

We (ATU) received an e-mail on March 4th, 2011 that reads:
George just a heads up, that council will be voting on the CUPE contract at public session next Monday March 7th.
It should go through. Click here to view e-mail


On March 7th, 2011 City of Moncton Council voted to accept the agreement reached with CUPE local 51

After several informal meetings during the spring of 2011, it started to become evident the city’s Lead Negotiator
would not recommend the agreement as negotiated and agreed upon by both parties to council.

In June of 2011, the city’s negotiating team presented the agreement to council termed as a proposal and list of
 demands from ATU local 1290, City Council subsequently voted not to accept the agreement as negotiated
and agreed upon by their negotiating team. Click here to view letter



In July of 2011 ATU was left with no alternative but to file a complaint with “Department of Labour Education and Training”

against the City of Moncton for bargaining in bad faith/unfair labour practice.

In September 2011 the hearing started with ATU presenting its case. At the end of the week, the Chairman of the Board
offered the assistance of a Provincial Mediator to help resolve the issue. Both parties agreed.

The mediation process started in December 2011 and was unsuccessful in resolving the matter.

The Board hearing was scheduled to start in Fredericton on January 4th , 2012 with three days set aside.
On January 2nd the Provincial Mediator asked us (ATU) if we would be willing to meet again with City officials
before the start of the hearing and we agreed.

The Lead Negotiator's reply was as follows: “Hi Brian, as I indicated to you earlier, we are not interested
in meeting tomorrow and will proceed to put our evidence in front of the board commencing on Wednesday."
 Click here to view e-mail

After making reference to putting their evidence before the board on Wednesday January 4th
City representatives subsequently showed up at the board hearing and asked for an adjournment.
ATU agreed to the adjournment on the Basis City representatives would meet with ATU and a Provincial
appointed Conciliator; the parties met once again and could not reach an agreement.

The Board hearing resumed again on February 22nd 2012, on day two in a good will effort, ATU representatives
asked City officials if they were interested in looking at the original agreement with several modifications.
This offer from ATU was on the basis that, City officials would contact their superiors (Senior Management)
for authority to go forward with the offer from ATU and to have a reply back to ATU by Friday March 2nd.
The Lead Negotiator for the city stated they wanted the complaint dropped before they would move on the proposal.
ATU refused to drop the complaint, but was willing to postpone the hearing. The City agreed to follow this process
and a proposal was presented to them on February 23rd.

March 2nd past and the City did not reply to the ATU offer and once again negotiated in bad faith.

After 15 months of trying resolve this matter ATU was left with no choice but to ask the
Provincial Conciliator to write his report.

The parties met at the end of March for three days, this  mediation  ended without results.

April 1st 2012 ATU representatives presented to its membership a “final offer proposal” from the city.
Ninety three percent of the membership voted to reject the offer and take strike action.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2012, 01:56:37 PM by Paladin (Site Admin) »

Offline Paladin (Site Admin)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1521
  • Gender: Male
  • www.monctonforums.com
    • Monctonforums
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #189 on: May 11, 2012, 02:09:45 PM »

I guess it all comes down to they said / they said.

As I've mentioned before, I know most of the drivers by name,I consider some as my friends. I've met some of their wives ,girlfriends and children.
No denying that I are partial to these men and women.

There is no denying that they are making good money and were offered good money.

Bottom line is they have a Union. That Union's job is to get it's members the best deal possible.

It's all a matter of perspective and or point of referance.

They feel that they to deserve to to paid the same wage as garbage collectors and maintenance works.

When it comes down to who to believe, I believe the drivers and their union.

The current city council as a whole is at the bottom of organizations that I trust.There are a couple of outstanding people there at present. Sadly they will no be re offering.



Offline willie c wuddle

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3165
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #190 on: May 31, 2012, 06:36:03 PM »
As of about now the last Codiac Transit bus has stopped running. The Express busses will complete their loop and that will be it for a while. Reason for stopping....lockout. Dang, I just paid $62.00 for a monthly pass yesterday and had lots of running around to do tomorrow. I guess I'll have to relax and take it easy.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2012, 06:37:55 PM by willie c wuddle »
 If yoo can brrrrew scottish whiskey in yourrr bagpipes, then yourr're a Plaidneck, laddie. - Jeff Scotsworthy     

Offline BristolUK

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11898
  • Gently Insane
    • my world and welcome to it - a blog
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #191 on: May 31, 2012, 06:53:51 PM »
Reason for stopping....lockout.

Really?

CBC just says something about a reduction in service June 17. The Transpo website lists services ending early but nothing to indicate a complete halt.
my world and welcome to it - a blog
http://monctonia-times.blogspot.com/

Offline willie c wuddle

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3165
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #192 on: May 31, 2012, 06:56:01 PM »
That's what I heard from a reliable source.
 If yoo can brrrrew scottish whiskey in yourrr bagpipes, then yourr're a Plaidneck, laddie. - Jeff Scotsworthy     

Offline Paladin (Site Admin)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1521
  • Gender: Male
  • www.monctonforums.com
    • Monctonforums
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #193 on: May 31, 2012, 07:05:49 PM »
I just got a lift from Highfield to home by #3 / Paul. They are having a meeting tonight. Claims it's a lockout also, but that they may be running tomorrow.

At this time the majority of the drivers know as much as we do.

Offline Paladin (Site Admin)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1521
  • Gender: Male
  • www.monctonforums.com
    • Monctonforums
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #194 on: May 31, 2012, 07:12:18 PM »
Codiac Transpo Warns of Significant Reduction in Service beginning June 17

May 31, 2012
http://www.moncton.ca/Page13944.aspx

MONCTON – Effective June 17, Codiac Transpo is significantly reducing service as a result of its shortage of mechanics. Codiac Transpo should have six mechanics in order to service its fleet of 45 buses; however, it currently has three mechanics. With only half the number of mechanics needed, Codiac Tranpo’s regular maintenance schedule cannot be maintained. Ultimately, this means significant service reductions.

In order to ensure that the buses on the road remain safe, we must reduce the amount of buses that are put through their regular maintenance rotation, so that the mechanics can keep up.  Like any vehicle or fleet, service schedules are dictated by kilometres driven.  As such, to accommodate the revised service and maintenance schedule, Codiac Transpo must reduce the kilometres driven by its fleet of buses.  There are 45 buses in the Codiac Transpo fleet.  Normally, the maintenance schedule would include all 45 buses.  Today, in light of the reduced number of mechanics we have, the revised service and maintenance schedule can only accommodate 26 buses.

”This is not a tactic to put pressure on ATU 1290 given our labour situation, it is a safety issue,” says Paul Thomson, the City of Moncton’s Director of Communications.  “With two or three mechanics working on any given day, they can only handle a certain amount of buses and ensure that they are properly serviced and maintained.  Ensuring that Codiac Transpo remains safe and reliable is fundamental to our operation and safety must take precedence over everything else.”

Codiac Transpo employees—both permanent and casual—will be affected by these reductions.  Fewer buses on the road mean less working hours for drivers.  Codiac Transpo currently offers roughly 2,155 hours per week of scheduled service.  The upcoming service reduction will result in roughly 1,669 hours per week of scheduled service.

“Nobody wins in this type of situation and we apologize to our Codiac Transpo customers for the difficulties these impending cuts present,” Thomson says.  “Our inability to hire workers as a result of our labour situation is creating an extremely difficult operating environment.  Safety—and ensuring that the buses we put on the road remain safe—is our top priority.”

Specifics with regard to the service reductions and the impact on the Codiac Transpo workforce will be forthcoming.  We want to ensure that Codiac Transpo employees hear about the impact of the service reductions on their employment first, prior to discussing them in public.   

– 30 –

Media Contact:

Nicole Melanson
Corporate Communications
City of Moncton
506-383-6214

Offline BristolUK

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11898
  • Gently Insane
    • my world and welcome to it - a blog
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #195 on: May 31, 2012, 07:19:23 PM »
Just got that announcement in my email. I was just about to post it.  :)
Quote
Transpo should have six mechanics in order to service its fleet of 45 buses; however, it currently has three mechanics. With only half the number of mechanics needed, Codiac Tranpo’s regular maintenance schedule cannot be maintained. Ultimately, this means significant service reductions.

Wasn't there something the other week about how they had too few mechanics and that had been the situation prior to the dispute? So why now?

Quote
”This is not a tactic to put pressure on ATU 1290 given our labour situation, it is a safety issue,” says Paul Thomson, the City of Moncton’s Director of Communications.

Just coincidence now rather than before then?

my world and welcome to it - a blog
http://monctonia-times.blogspot.com/

Offline Paladin (Site Admin)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1521
  • Gender: Male
  • www.monctonforums.com
    • Monctonforums
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #196 on: May 31, 2012, 08:32:31 PM »

Service Alert

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1290, which includes Codiac Transpo drivers, mechanics and service people, have voted to strike.

Although the union has indicated that 10 days’ notice would be given, legally the union (ATU local 1290) could walk off the job at any time after giving the City of Moncton 24-hour written notice in advance.  More info...

CANCELLATIONS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 31/12:

#1 last trip 5pm-6pm starting Champlain Place, terminating Champlain Place.

#2 last trip 5:30pm-6:30pm starting Champlain Place, terminating Champlain Place.

#3A last trip 5:15pm-6:45pm starting 1111 Main, terminating 1111 Main.

#3B last trip 6:10pm-7:40pm starting 1111 Main, terminating 1111 Main.

#4 last trip 6:10pm-7:00pm starting 1111 Main, terminating 1111 Main.

#5 last trip 5:45pm-6:30pm starting Highfield Square, terminating Highfield Square.

#6 last trip 6:05pm-6:40pm starting Highfield Square, terminating 1111 Main.

#7 last trip 6:05pm-6:35pm starting Highfield Square, terminating Champlain Place.

#8 last trip 5:10pm-6:10pm starting Highfield Square, terminating Champlain Place.

#9 last trip 6:30pm-6:50pm starting Champlain Place, terminating Peoples' Park Tower.

#10 last trip 6:35pm-6:55pm starting Champlain Place, terminating Millennium&Tenth.

#11 last trip 6:05pm-6:25pm starting Highfield Square, terminating Whitefrost.

#12 last trip 6:15pm-6:45pm starting Highfield Square, terminating 1111 Main.

#13 last trip 6:00pm-6:25pm starting Highfield Square, terminating Killam&Bingham.

#14 last trip 6:15pm-7:10pm starting Highfield Square, terminating Highfield Square.

#16 last trip 6:05pm-6:45pm starting 1111 Main, terminating 1111 Main.

#20 last trip 6:20pm-7:05pm starting Champlain Place, terminating Champlain Place.

#21 last trip 6:30pm-7:20pm starting Champlain Place, terminating Champlain Place.

#23 no service for the remainder of the day.

#24 last trip 6:15pm-6:45pm starting Champlain Place, terminating Champlain Place.

Exp 1 last trip 5:45pm-6:55pm starting Northwest Centre, terminating Northwest Centre.

Exp 2 last trip 5:25pm-6:35pm starting Champlain Place, terminating Champlain Place.

Exp 3 last trip 6:15pm-7:25pm starting Northwest Centre, terminating Champlain Place.

Exp 4 last trip 6:00pm-7:15pm starting Champlain Place, terminating Champlain Place.

Exp 5 last trip 6:15pm-6:30pm starting Northwest Centre, terminating Northwest Centre.

Casino last trip 6:35pm-7:05pm starting Northwest Centre, terminating Northwest Centre.

 

Notice

 PUBLIC NOTICE  —  ST. GEORGE STREET DETOURS  —  STREET HOCKEY

Effective June 1 to June 3, 2012

Please be advised there is a detour affecting St. George Street on some bus routes. The following detour route will be taken on June 1, 2, and 3:

# 3-A & 3-B HILDEGARD:  Buses will be using Weldon Street from John Street to Gordon Street on their way to 1111 Main, starting June 1 at 6:00 p.m. to June 3 at 5:00 p.m.  Highfield and St. George Streets will be closed to the motoring traffic.

# 5-A ELMWOOD:  Leaving Highfield Square on the way to Elmwood Drive, the bus will be using Highfield and Queen Streets, left onto Archibald up to St. George Street, onto regular route.

# 6-B ELMWOOD:  Returning to Highfield Square for 6:40 p.m., bus will be using Archibald to Queen Street, right onto Queen Street, onto regular route.

As of Sunday, June 3, at 5:00 p.m., transit will resume its regular routes.

 

Offline willie c wuddle

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3165
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #197 on: May 31, 2012, 09:02:11 PM »
I heard from an average source 22 out of 44 busses will be running tomorrow. I somehow don't believe this.
 If yoo can brrrrew scottish whiskey in yourrr bagpipes, then yourr're a Plaidneck, laddie. - Jeff Scotsworthy     

Offline willie c wuddle

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3165
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #198 on: June 01, 2012, 02:11:47 PM »
It looks things are back to normal.
 If yoo can brrrrew scottish whiskey in yourrr bagpipes, then yourr're a Plaidneck, laddie. - Jeff Scotsworthy     

Offline BristolUK

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11898
  • Gently Insane
    • my world and welcome to it - a blog
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #199 on: June 01, 2012, 02:59:08 PM »
It looks things are back to normal.

That reminds me of an announcement for the trains in the UK after something had disrupted services.

"Trains are back to normal with up to an hour's delay"...something like that anyway.

 :D
my world and welcome to it - a blog
http://monctonia-times.blogspot.com/

Offline willie c wuddle

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3165
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #200 on: June 01, 2012, 10:17:41 PM »
I'm not sur if it's because it's the end of the month or if people are stocking up or what, but the busses seemed busier than usual today.
 If yoo can brrrrew scottish whiskey in yourrr bagpipes, then yourr're a Plaidneck, laddie. - Jeff Scotsworthy     

Offline BristolUK

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11898
  • Gently Insane
    • my world and welcome to it - a blog
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #201 on: June 01, 2012, 11:17:16 PM »
Probably making the most of the service before the city brings about its demise.
my world and welcome to it - a blog
http://monctonia-times.blogspot.com/

Offline Jesso Yewno

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1340
  • Moncton Forum
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #202 on: June 03, 2012, 10:22:25 AM »

The new reduced schedules / trips should be out any day now.

The city claims it is because there are only 3 mechanics on duty.

Strange, because there were only 3 for the past several years and only NOW does the city claim there is a problem.

It's time for a protest outside city hall.

Offline willie c wuddle

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3165
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #203 on: June 03, 2012, 10:34:09 PM »
Wouldn't it shake things up if three perfectly qualified mechanics showed up at the garage calling somebody's bluff and volunteered their services. I'd donate a few bucks to the cause.
 If yoo can brrrrew scottish whiskey in yourrr bagpipes, then yourr're a Plaidneck, laddie. - Jeff Scotsworthy     

Offline Jesso Yewno

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1340
  • Moncton Forum
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #204 on: June 03, 2012, 10:41:03 PM »
As of June 17, 486 hours worth of service per week will be cut.

Plus 17 drivers to be laid off.

Offline BristolUK

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11898
  • Gently Insane
    • my world and welcome to it - a blog
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #205 on: June 03, 2012, 11:18:16 PM »
Plus 17 drivers to be laid off.

Out of how many? I don't recall if I saw that somewhere.
my world and welcome to it - a blog
http://monctonia-times.blogspot.com/

Offline Jesso Yewno

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1340
  • Moncton Forum
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #206 on: June 04, 2012, 11:29:45 AM »
I saw the number some where but can't remember where.

Going from memory, I think that FT & PT totalled 86.

Offline Jesso Yewno

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1340
  • Moncton Forum
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #207 on: June 04, 2012, 11:46:05 AM »
I stand corrected...some what..

http://atulocal1290.webs.com/

The City of Moncton and Codiac Transpo have cut 14 full time
positions and reduced service by more than 500 hours per week

Codiac transpo has been operating with 4 mechanics for the past 4 years and
operated at full capacity. Two short of the six they're stating that is needed to
run safely!!!! There have been repeated requests over the past two years for
the city to hire more mechanics, these request were denied until March 23, 2012.
 
As a result of 1 mechanic retiring they have now slashed over 500 hours of service
(14 of 55 full time positions) per week and would have you believe this is a result
of the current labour negotiations.....This is a failure to manage!
The city has stated that the retiring of one of its mechanics has led to these types
of service reductions for safety reasons....they cut 14 full time positions
(500+ hours of service per week).The city states they need six mechanics to
maintain a fleet of this size.

Offline BristolUK

  • Regs
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11898
  • Gently Insane
    • my world and welcome to it - a blog
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #208 on: June 04, 2012, 11:50:38 AM »
Probably making the most of the service before the city brings about its demise.

Just thought I'd repeat this.  :(
my world and welcome to it - a blog
http://monctonia-times.blogspot.com/

Offline Paladin (Site Admin)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1521
  • Gender: Male
  • www.monctonforums.com
    • Monctonforums
Re: Codiac Transit / Transpo
« Reply #209 on: June 12, 2012, 05:28:00 PM »

Codiac Service Cancellations

June 12, 2012

MONCTON – As a result of staff shortages, Codiac Transpo must implement the following service reductions effective Sunday, June 17.

A) These routes will be out of service until further notice.

#1 Downtown Malls/Northwest Centre – alternate route suggestion: the revised #2 Downtown Malls/Northwest Centre

#6 Elmwood – alternate route suggestions: #5 Elmwood or #23 Pinetree on Elmwood Drive

#8 Harrisville/Lakeside

#12 Riverview East – No evening service.

#16 Riverview Express – alternate route suggestion: #14 Riverview West, which will now travel to Riverview Mall first.

#17 Crandall

#19 Royal Court

#21B Amirault – alternate route suggestion: #21 Amirault

#22 Université

Casino

Magnetic Hill: No service this summer

B) Reductions on Sunday service include cancellation of the following routes:

#3B Hildegard – alternate route suggestion: 3A

Express 1 and 3 – alternate route suggestion: Express 2 or 4

#11 Whitefrost

#13 Moncton Industrial Park

Casino

*Please take special note that evening and Sunday service hours on remaining routes have been reduced.*

C) Customers are advised to review significant map or destination changes to the following routes:

#2 Northwest Centre
#12 Riverview East
#14 Riverview West

All transit route time tables have now been changed. Some routes now have reduced hours of service. Customers are advised to carefully review the new time tables by visiting the Codiac Transpo web site at www.codiactranspo.ca (changes to posted by Saturday, June 16th) or by calling 857-2008.

Codiac Transpo apologizes for any inconvenience these interruptions may cause.



Media Contact:

Nicole O. Melanson
Communications Officer
City of Moncton
506-383-6214