14 Sep Coast Mountain Bus Unifor Collective Agreement
In a vote today in Surrey, union members formally approved the interim agreement approved by Unifor negotiators in the early morning of Wednesday, November 27. The result of the vote was 84.3% for the agreement. This equates to 98 cents per hour in the first year, followed by $1.01 per hour and $1.04 $US per hour over the next two years. This will increase the wages of transit operators with two years` experience from 32.61 per hour $US before the agreement to 35.64 $US per hour by the third year. School bus drivers with First Student Cornwall, members of Unifor Local 4266, have ratified a new collective agreement that raises their wages for Union representatives who helped secure the deal at a marathon session last week, boasting that the deal has “historic gains” for workers. Unifor Local 111 and Local 2200 members voted 84.3 per cent in favour of an agreement negotiated in late November between the bargaining committee and the coast mountain bus Company. VANCOUVER — After nearly a month of strike action, unionized bus and seabus employees voted Thursday to ratify a new three-year collective agreement. It`s not every day that a union can make history, but that`s what Unifor has done. A report released by TransLink in October shows that 80 percent of the region`s bus routes are now running slower than they did five years ago, resulting in an additional annual operating cost of $75 million, given that more buses and bus drivers need to be used to keep routes on the fixed frequency.
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