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Union urged to return to the bargaining table

November 01, 2019

Current offer would see a boost to wages, benefits, and working conditions

Statement from Mike McDaniel, President of Coast Mountain Bus Company:

“Coast Mountain Bus Company is urging the union to return to the bargaining table and avoid today’s job action, which will impact transit users. Our negotiators have repeatedly asked union representatives to participate in third-party mediation to help resolve the current situation, but they have refused to take part. We will make every effort to communicate any service disruptions to our customers as they occur. Coast Mountain Bus Company has put forward a fair and reasonable offer which boosts wages, benefits, and working conditions, while recognizing the important work of our employees.”

Background:

  • Under our current offer to the union, Maintenance Trade employees would see wage increases of more than 12% (12.2%) over 4 years.
  • Under our current offer to the union, Transit Operators would see wage increases of nearly 10% (9.6%) over 4 years.
  • In addition to the above, we have enhanced the benefit package and improved working conditions – specifically targeting recovery time.

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