December 16, 2017

Transit workers vote to accept pact with bus company

Two major transit unions have voted 88-percent to ratify a new three year deal with Coast Mountain Bus Company.
Canadian Auto Workers Local 1-11 President Don MacLeod says the deal means a raise for some 47-hundred transit workers, “It is a raise. It is a three year agreement; it will expire March 31st, 2015. The first year is a zero; the other two years are two percent.”

MacLeod says the deal also addresses scheduling concerns for bus drivers, “Also, the overcrowding and the lack of a night bus service. And you know, trying to get enough service on the road to accommodate the passengers needs out there.”

He says the contract also offers the opportunity to work to address transit funding concerns as well.

CKNW Vancouver News

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