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Halifax Metro Transit Strike

Halifax Metro Transit workers are off the roads and on the picket line Thursday morning.

An 11th hour attempt to avert a strike failed and members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 508 walked off the job early this morning. 

Halifax Regional Municipality's bargaining team called ATU back to the table, at the Holiday Inn Harbourview, at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday - the second round of failed talks in the last 12 hours before workers were set to strike. 

The strike was held off for until just after 1:00 a.m. 

Read the full story on Global News: Halifax Metro Transit workers on strike for first time in 14 years 

Global News will have continuing coverage of the strike. 
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Raw Video: HRM stands firm on transit offer
Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly and Metro Transit Director Eddie Robar speak to media about the transit work strike, following an emergency meeting of Halifax regional council.
by nick.logan on Feb 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM
Halifax transit strike - Mayor, council stand behind Metro Transit offer

Halifax's mayor and regional council members are standing behind Metro Transit's offer to unionized workers.

Mayor Peter Kelly says the municipality's negotiating team made a "strong proposal" and he wants the Amalgamated Transit Union to take it back to the transit operators.

Council met for an emergency session in the afternoon, but Kelly says the offer put on the table at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday remains the same.

Read the full story on globalmaritimes.comnick.loganFeb 2, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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