Niagara Transit Commission (NTC) announces historic five-year agreement with Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 846

Niagara Transit Commission (NTC) announces historic five-year agreement with Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 846

The Niagara Transit Commission (NTC) is pleased to announce the successful negotiation of a groundbreaking collective bargaining agreement with Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 846 that will govern their relationship for five years, from Jan. 1, 2023, to Dec. 31, 2027.

ATU Local 846, which represents approximately 376 dedicated employees involved in transit operations and maintenance, played a crucial role in this historic achievement. The agreement marks a significant milestone as it consolidates three pre-existing Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) of the former transit providers in Niagara into a single, unified contract, reflecting the seamless integration of the workforce into the newly amalgamated transit system. The agreement resulted in harmonizing pay rates
and committed to increases of three percent per year retroactive to Jan. 1, 2023. All labour costs in the delivery of transit services fall within the NTC Board’s mandate and the Regional Council’s previously approved budgets.

This collaborative effort between the NTC and ATU Local 846 not only reinforces the commitment to the welfare of transit workers but also sets the stage for enhanced operational efficiency and improved service delivery to the residents and visitors of the region.

The NTC looks forward to continued collaboration with ATU Local 846, which will undoubtedly contribute to the success and sustainability of the transit system in Niagara.


“Challenge and change has been the theme of the first year for the Niagara Region Transit (NRT). The Commission Board, our management staff, the Union Executive and our workers came together to create this new collective agreement, all while continuing to deliver excellent service throughout the first 12 months of building a brand-new organization. It’s been a bit like building an airplane while you’re flying it at 30,000 feet. You can only achieve results like this if everyone is dedicated to the vision of what your
service can become together.”
~ Carla Stout, General Manager, Niagara Transit Commission

“I am proud of the work done by the Senior Leadership Team and the ATU leadership to come to an agreement. I think this puts the NRT in a strong position to continue to grow transit in Niagara during this important period of continued transition.”
~ Mat Siscoe, Chair, Niagara Transit Commission

Leah Tracey (media only)
Executive Assistance/Communications Advisor
Niagara Transit Commission
Tel: 1-833-678-5463, ext. 3569

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