TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - The CAW is extending the strike deadline to Monday, May 2 at 12:01 a.m.
for members who drive school buses for the Toronto District School
Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Toronto French
CAW Local 4268 is in a legal strike position with Stock Transportation
(contract service provider for the school boards) as of Thursday at
12:01 a.m. Negotiations are ongoing.
Debbie Montgomery, president of CAW Local 4268, said that the strike
deadline has been extended with the hope of reaching a fair settlement
and avoiding any interruption in service. A work stoppage would impact
between 6,000 -7,000 students in the east and northern parts of Toronto
for all three school boards.
"School bus drivers are in these jobs because they care about children
and their safety, we have no interest in disrupting service -but we do
expect our members to be treated fairly. Currently, this is not the
case," said Montgomery.
"Our members make a very important contribution to the city's school
system and the education of school-aged children, and bear incredible
responsibility, but this work is not fairly compensated," said
Montgomery. "We're looking for basic improvements to conditions of
CAW Local 4268 represents 600 workers at Stock Transportation.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers
For further information:
CAW Communications Shannon Devine (cell) 416-302-1699, CAW Local 4268 President Debbie Montgomery (cell) 416-220-6549 or CAW National Representative Shane Wark (cell) 416-300-8048