VANCOUVER, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - CAW Local 114 is continuing their
efforts to convince the Minister of Transportation Mary Polak to
reverse the decision by the Passenger Transportation Board allowing a
reduction of nearly 2.2 million miles (3.54 million kilometres) of
service to B.C.
"Despite an online campaign which gathered nearly 800 signatures many of
whom left poignant messages as to why service should remain the same or
improve, the Passenger Transportation Board saw fit to grant the cuts to service," said CAW 114 President Gord
"Minister Polak has already stated she will not reverse this decision,
despite having the authority to do so. This is a slap in the face to
thousands of customers and hundreds of communities who rely on
Greyhound for service and the workers who provide this service. We pray
that The Highway of Tears does not become forgotten. The callousness
and lack of consultation with First Nations communities, cities and
towns appears to show that this government only listens to big business
bosses and not the people of this province.
McGrath said that he encourages those concerned to voice their opinion
to Minister Polak and their MLAs either through the CAW Local 114
website or by fax, phone or email.
"During the provincial election in May, I hope candidates are questioned
on their position on this issue. It is not too late to make a
difference," added McGrath.
CAW Local 114 currently represents over 4,000 members across B.C. and Alberta. The
CAW's petition to have Greyhound's application approval reversed, can
be viewed at (www.cawlocal114.com)
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
please contact Gord Mcgrath, CAW Local 114 President cell (604) 835-1195 or office (604) 524-9457 or email email@example.com
Jeannie Blaney, CAW Local 114 Greyhound Staff Representative cell (250) 217-3873 or office (800) 665-1950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org