Durham school bus drivers ratify agreement with employer

A union representing school bus drivers in Durham Region and the eastern GTA said it voted in favor of a new collective agreement with its employer.

According to unifordrivers voted 91% in favor of the new three-year agreement with First student.

This applies to approximately 205 drivers who are assigned to Durham and Toronto school boards, including the Durham District School Board (DDSB) and the Durham Catholic District School Board (DSDSB).

“Many of the concerns of drivers have been addressed in this new collective agreement, including wages, paid sick days and personal leave enhancements,” said UniforOntario Regional Director Naureen Rizvi in ​​a statement. “School bus drivers have a huge responsibility and Unifor will continue to work to raise the standards in this industry to reflect that. »

“Finding strong collective agreements is the foundation on which to build to address systemic issues in the school bus industry, including recruitment and retention issues,” said Unifor Local 4268 President Debbie Montgomery in a statement.

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