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Outaouais transit workers vote 68 per cent in favour of new contract

Unionized drivers and maintenance workers for the Société de transport de l’Outaouais transit system have voted to accept a new contract offer from the employer. Some 526 employees voted by more than two-thirds majority to accept the four-year deal, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015 and ending Dec. 31, 2019. The new contract offer represents a […]

Unionized drivers and maintenance workers for the Société de transport de l’Outaouais transit system have voted to accept a new contract offer from the employer.


Some 526 employees voted by more than two-thirds majority to accept the four-year deal, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015 and ending Dec. 31, 2019.


The new contract offer represents a wage increase of 9.8 per cent over the four-year term, in addition to a two-per-cent signing bonus and other bonuses, including an increased contribution to the union’s pension fund.


Work schedules, a key problem, remain largely unresolved.


However, members at two information meetings earlier this week expressed resignation, saying the dispute had to end sometime and could be fought another day.


Outaouais commuters struggled through union pressure tactics earlier this year, when the drivers and mechanics staged rotating single-day strikes on one-hour notice through January, February and March.


The two sides are expected to meet to officially sign the deal later this month.


 


 


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