MONTREAL, Feb. 28, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - On day three of a strike launched by members of the CSN union, to which Transco employees are affiliated, Laurie Henner, Area General Manager at Transco for Quebec, issued the following statement:
"At Transco, our drivers and the students we transport are of utmost importance to us. The communities we serve depend on us, and we take this indispensable duty very seriously. It is in this spirit, and with sympathy for the concerns of parents and students, that Transco wishes to reach a collective agreement with the union as soon as possible. With the rejection of the tentative agreement recommended by the union on February 12, Transco wishes to clarify certain facts. Transco offers the best salaries in the industry in Montreal and our company wants this to continue. Our offer takes into account the ability of school boards to pay, which are ultimately funded by taxpayers.
"Transco wishes to settle the negotiations as quickly as possible in the interest of its drivers and the thousands of students who use its services every day to get to school. Strike days have significant consequences for the communities whose services are interrupted, which we acknowledge. Additionally, a strike can result in the loss of driving routes and, therefore, the loss of jobs for drivers. As a result, drivers who find themselves unemployed and without income may have to work for competitors who pay less than Transco, which offers the most competitive salaries in Montreal."
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