Union ratifies contract 123 to 33
TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Veolia Transportation announced today that the Amalgamated Transit Union
(ATU) Local 113 ratified a four year contract with the company in a
secret ballot vote.
The new agreement provides increases in wages in each of the four years,
improved healthcare benefits including sick days, and additional
allowances for work-related clothing and tools.
"With the new agreement signed and the strike behind us, we can now
focus on restoring full service", said Area Vice President Michael
Staley. "Riders have been very patient under some very trying
circumstances, and we want them to know we are wholly committed to
reinstating service as quickly as possible while maintaining our high
standards of safety."
Veolia will immediately resume required maintenance on all vehicles
while retraining all drivers that are returning to work. The company
says service for Viva will resume on February 4, 2012.
Veolia Transportation is contracted with the Regional Municipality of
York to operate Viva service which includes the blue/blue A, purple,
orange, pink and green routes. The service carries 22,000 daily riders
About Veolia Transportation
Veolia Transportation, Inc. is headquartered in Lombard, Illinois, near
Chicago. With more than 100 years of experience, Veolia Transportation
is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of
transportation in North America, with 17,000 employees and some 200
contracts including many leading cities and airports. Veolia
Transportation's parent company, Veolia Transdev, operates public
transit systems in 27 countries with 119,000 employees, providing bus,
paratransit, rail, taxi, airport shuttle and ferry services.
Visit our website at www.veoliatransportation.com .
SOURCE Veolia Transportation
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Valerie Michael, Director of Corporate Communications, 702.425.8419