DALLAS, April 2 /CNW/ - Greyhound Lines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary
of Laidlaw International, Inc. (NYSE: LI), today announced the Amalgamated
Transit Union (ATU) National Local 1700 informed the company that the members
failed to ratify a new contract. The current contract expires April 15, 2007.
"We are disappointed in the outcome of the vote because we provided a
fair offer to our ATU-represented employees. We believe our offer addressed
the issues that employees have told us are important to them, including
improved wages and more affordable health care," said Steve Gorman, president
and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc.
The ATU represents 3,300 employees, including drivers and about half of
the company's mechanics.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus
transportation, serving more than 2,400 destinations with 16,000 daily
departures across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound
PackageXpress (GPX), as well as charters 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 Lewensoh, 630-848-3120