Unifor school bus drivers ratify new collective agreement with First Student
New three-year collective agreement covers approximately 205 school bus drivers from Unifor Local 4268 who provide service in the East Greater Toronto Area and Durham Region for DSTS Durham Student Transportation Services, TSTG Toronto Student Transportation Group and other customers.
This new collective agreement includes a 13% increase in base pay from home to school, provisions for personal paid time off, an increase in the health care management account, enhancements to the role of women’s advocate, improved posting and bumping provisions, and includes more comprehensive language on union representation. .
“The bargaining committee has worked to improve the conditions of our school bus driver members in this new agreement to ensure they are compensated accordingly for their time and duties,” said the chapter president. Unifor Local 4268. Debbie Montgomery. “Finding strong collective agreements is the foundation upon which to address systemic issues in the school bus industry, including recruitment and retention issues.
The contract is backdated to December 8, 2021 and will expire on December 7, 2024.
Unifor is from Canada largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in all major sectors of the economy. The union defends all workers and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
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