DALLAS, January 31 /CNW/ - Greyhound Lines, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Laidlaw International, Inc. (NYSE: LI), today announced that its
collective bargaining agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
National Local 1700 will be extended through Feb. 14. The contract was to
expire on Jan. 31, 2007.
"We remain committed to reaching a fair agreement with our drivers and
mechanics," said Steve Gorman, president and chief executive officer,
Greyhound Lines, Inc. "We will continue negotiations to address all of the
issues that are important to our employees. In the meantime, our business will
operate as normal without interruption."
The ATU represents approximately 3,300 Greyhound employees, including
3,000 drivers and about half of the company's mechanics.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus
transportation, serving more than 2,300 destinations with nearly 13,000 daily
departures across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound
PackageXpress (GPX), as well as Greyhound Travel Services including: charters,
sightseeing and shore services. For fare and schedule information and to buy
tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.
Laidlaw International, Inc. is a holding company for North America's
largest providers of school and inter-city bus transport services and a
leading supplier of public transit services. The company's businesses operate
under the brands: Laidlaw Education Services, Greyhound Lines, Greyhound
Canada and Laidlaw Transit. The company's shares trade on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE: LI). For more information on Laidlaw International, visit the
Web site: www.laidlaw.com.
For further information:
For further information: Greyhound Lines, Inc. Kim Plaskett,
972-789-7202 or Laidlaw International, Inc Sarah Lewensohn, 630-848-3120