School bus drivers with First Student Cornwall, members of Unifor Local 4266, have ratified a new collective agreement that extends their pay for the escalation of the Unifor ch work operation – the ban on uniforms and overtime – for 27 days from November 1. The two parties sought to reach an agreement, with Unifor calling for a fair contract for working conditions, and TransLink arguing that it wanted an agreement that would balance the interests of workers and public transit, as meeting the union`s requirements could lead to fare and tax increases and reductions in the planned extension of service. “Today`s vote brings to an end a difficult time for the company, our employees and our customers. We have always focused on providing high-quality transit services and providing an unprecedented service expansion plan for this region. This important work will continue for the hundreds of thousands of people who rely on our system every day. In a vote in Surrey today, union members formally approved the interim agreement approved by Unifor negotiators in the early hours of Wednesday, November 27. The result of the vote was 84.3% for the agreement. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. “Metro Vancouver transit workers will see significant improvements in wages, benefits and working conditions as a result of this new agreement,” Jerry Dias, Unifor`s national president, said in a statement. The three-day stop on SeaBus buses and routes, which would have paralyzed Metro Vancouver, was narrowly averted last week, with both sides announcing that they had reached an agreement around 12:30 p.m. “It is CMBC`s position that it complied with the collective agreement and complied with all legal obligations,” he said.
All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. The terms of the new agreement were also ratified yesterday by the CMBC Board of Directors. Balbir Mann, president of Unifor Local 111, which represents transit companies, said the company had not properly communicated the layoffs. On Monday, the transit authority announced that 1,492 employees had received losses of tens of millions of euros per month due to the COVID-19 pandemic.