The City is taking a cautious, phased approach to reopening, with safety as the top priority. City Council today received an update on the City’s plans for the first phase, which will resume programs – like public transit, recreation and child care – that offer strategic support to help reinvigorate and grow Ottawa’s economy.
Council ratified the tentative agreement reached with the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 279. The terms of this agreement recognize the valuable work of union members in ensuring that Ottawa remains vibrant and sustainable. The agreement provides labour stability within the City’s critical public transit operations for the next five years, while respecting Ottawa taxpayers.