Media Advisory - Unifor available to respond to school bus report

TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor, the largest union in the school bus industry, is available to respond to the Ontario Ombudsman's report on the Toronto District and Toronto Catholic District school boards' oversight of student transportation.

At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, the Request for Proposal (RFP) process used to award bus contracts led to chaos as thousands of students were left stranded due to a driver shortage, a crisis that Unifor had correctly predicted months earlier. 

Debbie Montgomery, President of Unifor Local 4268 and former school bus driver, will be available to comment following the release of the Ombudsman's findings.

"We look forward to Ombudsman Dubé's report and hope that it will shine a light on the systemic problems within Ontario's school bus system," said Montgomery.  "If we want to guarantee stable transportation for our students then the Wynne government needs to implement change."


Unifor responds to Ombudsman report on student transportation


Queen's Park Legislature


Thursday, August 10, 2017 following Ombudsman press conference 


Debbie Montgomery, President of Unifor Local 4268


To book an interview with Debbie Montgomery please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O'Keefe at  or 416-896-3303 (cell).

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers in every major area of the economy. 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: contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O'Keefe at or 416-896-3303 (cell).

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