VICTORIA, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) has
submitted a proposal to the Passenger Transportation Board (PTB) urging
denial of Greyhound's application to cut service on Vancouver Island
and the B.C. interior.
The Greyhound proposal calls for 3.54 million kilometres (or 2.2 million
miles) of service cuts in B.C.
"Greyhound, the PTB and the provincial government have a social contract
with all of British Columbia," CAW Local 114 President Gord McGrath
said. "We call on British Columbians to voice their concerns to the PTB
and to the provincial government to deny Greyhound's application.
Greyhound needs to understand that when they are granted a license to
service the province, this means the entire province. Greyhound cannot
be allowed to cherry pick routes," McGrath said.
"CAW Local 114 represents Greyhound employees on Vancouver Island and
Fort St. James," McGrath said. "Greyhound's application not only
affects these members directly, but other 114 members throughout
British Columbia, their families and friends and especially their
communities. These communities rely on Greyhound for services."
CAW Local 114 has an online petition for the public to send their
message to the Passenger Transportation Board and the Liberal
government, which can be found at www.cawlocal114.com.
The proposal was submitted in collaboration with the CAW Greyhound
membership and CAW Economist Jim Stanford.
CAW Local 114 currently represents over 4000 members across B.C. and Alberta. The
CAW's proposal submitted to the PTB and the petition to have
Greyhound's application denied, can be viewed at (www.cawlocal114.com).
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
Gord McGrath, CAW Local 114 President cell (604) 835-1195 or office (604) 524-9457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeannie Blaney, CAW Local 114 Greyhound Staff Representative cell (250) 217-3873 or office (800) 665-1950 or email email@example.com