Veolia Transportation and ATU 113 Strike Four Year Deal with Drivers and Mechanics

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 daily.

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.

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