Metro #Vancouver #Bus, #SeaBus #Shutdown Averted As Tentative Deal Reached

Metro Vancouver bus, SeaBus shutdown averted as tentative deal reached vancouversun.com/news/local-new….

Details of the agreement are not yet available

The shutdown would have affected hundreds of thousands in Metro Vancouver. More than 250,000 daily transit journeys — a complete transit trip that could include a number of transfers — use only buses and about 18,000 include a ride on the SeaBus. More than 11,000 people use the SeaBus on a typical fall workday, almost half of whom are North Shore residents.

Details of the agreement will be made available following ratification votes happening in the coming days.

“Transit workers stood up for one another and fought hard to get a fair contract,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Total service disruption was a last resort, so our members are relieved that they can return to serving the public.”

Source: VancouverSun, post

 

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