Union takes STC closure to the courts

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May 18, 2017 - 11:47am Updated: May 18, 2017 - 3:59pm
The union representing STC employees was in court on May 18, 2017 to get an injunction against the closure of the bus company.
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The union representing STC employees was in court on May 18, 2017 to get an injunction against the closure of the bus company.

The union representing STC employees is in court to try and stop the closure of the provincial bus company.

Lawyers for the Amalgamated Transit Union attended Regina’s Court of Queen's Bench Thursday to seek an injunction.

They are arguing that winding down STC violates both the Crown Protection Ownership Act and Canada labour codes.

The provincial government announced in its latest budget STC would wind down by May 31. The decision means job losses for 224 people.

The injunction would keep STC open until all provisions of the act have been met.

Lawyers for government insist this is not a sale or privatization but simply a closure of the company. 

A decision could be several days away.

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