Bus strike averted after a tentative deal was reached
The bus workers’ union and their employer struck a tentative deal at the eleventh hour.
Bus drivers and maintenance staff were set to walk out of the job at midnight, but at 12:30 AM, UNIFOR and Coast Mountain Bus Company came out of the negotiation table to announce the strike was cancelled.
If no deal was reached, bus services would have been paused for three days. On Twitter, Translink said they are working to restore regular bus service following the talks.
UNIFOR President Jerry Dias said that the union will inform bus drivers to go back to work immediately.
The details of the settlement have yet to be released.