The union representing Saskatchewan Transportation Company workers is hoping a court action will help block their members from being out of a job.
Scheduled for Thursday at the Regina Court of Queens Bench, representitives from ATU Local 1374 will be looking to cease the imminent shut down of STC, which had its funding slashed from the last budget.
Local 1374 President Eric Carr says the list of steps needed to be taken by the government was nearly completely ignored, and he intended to delay the end of month closure.
“They have to gazette it to the public,” said Carr. “There’s supposed to be a debate on the floor of the legislature, amongst other things. And they have not done that. They have not done anything with the Highway Traffic Board. They were supposed to give notice to the Highway Traffic Board in regards to stopping the running of the STC. They have not done any of those things.”
Carr said if the court action is blocked, they will pursue other avenues.
“If it’s not successful, I’m going to review with the legal team,” said Carr. “And see if there’s anything more that can be done. But I’m hoping the justice will see it our way.”
The subsidy for riders of STC was around $90 per user, as per the government.