Around 100 people attend City Council wearing "Keep Transit Public" shirts as the union representing HSR employees campaigns to operate the LRT. Credit: Joey Coleman / The Public Record

Hamilton City Council returns from three weeks of vacation today for a special meeting on the Light Rail Transit project.
Staff will update Council on the Ministry of Environment’s approval of the updated Environmental Project Report, then Council will debate two separate motions related to the unionization of the LRT system.
The first motion is moved by Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green, calling on the province to make City Council and the HSR the operators of the system, which automatically means unionization of the LRT work force.
The second motion, by Ward 1 Councillor Aidan Johnson is for the Council to endorse, in principle, that the workforce.