Coast Mountain Bus Collective Agreement

If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive. You will know the specific details of your agreement. Unifor Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle said after the vote that Unifor 111 and 2200 members were “very happy” with the deal that brings transit wages closer to Toronto and parity with SkyTrain workers. School bus drivers with First Student Cornwall, members of Unifor Local 4266, have ratified a new collective agreement that increases their compensation for ch “We think this is a historic collective agreement, and there are many, many other changes that our members welcome,” he said. CMBC chairman Michael McDaniel said the deal was ratified by the company`s board on Wednesday. Unifor`s intensified work — a ban on uniforms and overtime — lasted 27 days from November 1. The two sides struggled to reach an agreement, with Unifor calling for a fair contract on working conditions and saying it wanted an agreement that reconciled the interests of local public transport workers and passengers, given that meeting all the union`s demands could lead to fare increases and taxes and reductions in the planned expansion of service. A report released by TransLink in October shows that 80% of bus routes in the region are now running slower than they did five years ago, resulting in an additional annual operating cost of $75 million due to the need to use more buses and bus drivers to keep routes on the defined route frequency. The operating costs of the bus fleet increased by a further 16% due to the additional recovery time at the terminals.

From June 2020, each operator position will have at least 30 minutes of “real” recovery, which will increase to 45 minutes per shift in January 2021. . .