February 22nd, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Union backs mediator’s plan to avert bus strike, calls on firm to agree

By The Canadian Press on February 1, 2024.

Buses line the Vancouver Transit Centre as transit workers from the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4500 strike in Vancouver on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024. The B.C. Labour Relations Board says Metro Vancouver's regional bus operator breached rules by using replacement workers during last month's transit strike that paralyzed bus and SeaBus services. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ethan Cairns

VANCOUVER – The union representing transit supervisors with the Coast Mountain Bus Company says it has accepted recommendations from a mediator aimed at ending the possibility of strike action in Metro Vancouver.

A statement from CUPE 4500 says it’s now up to the bus company to accept the mediator’s plan, so further job action can be cancelled.

More coming.

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