TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Unifor Local 4268 has reached a tentative agreement with Campeau Bus Lines on February 14. If accepted by the membership strike action will be averted.
"I am proud of the hard work of our bargaining committee in reaching a fair settlement for our members driving Campeau school buses", said Jerry Dias Unifor National President. "School bus drivers are tasked with ensuring the safety of our children, but are often not compensated for all the work performed."
The committee, representing more than 200 school drivers in Whitby, Ajax, Oshawa, Clarington, Bowmanville, Peterborough, Orono, Cobourg, Port Hope, Brighton and the Kawartha region have been bargaining since October 2018 for a first collective agreement.
"We believe this deal will incorporate a payment model that reflects the work our members do and include some new standards to be recognized," said Local President Debbie Montgomery.
The union bargaining committee will be unanimously recommending acceptance of this tentative agreement. Details of the agreement will not be released until the agreement is presented to members for ratification.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy, including 2,900 school bus drivers. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For further information: Unifor Communications National Representative Hamid Osman at [email protected] or 647-448-2823 (cell).