Friday, September 19, 2008

Greyhound Workers Call-Off Planned Strike

Greyhound reaches deal with drivers poised to strike

Canwest News Service
Published: Thursday, September 18

OTTAWA - Greyhound has reached a tentative deal with its drivers and mechanics on the eve of a planned strike in Ontario and Quebec.

Greyhound Canada said specific terms of the agreement will not be released until presented to union members. However, the company said business will operate as usual on Friday.

"We are pleased that the company and the union were able to resolve the main issues under the contract, and hope that our represented employees will embrace this agreement," said Greyhound spokesman Stuart Kendrick in a statement Thursday

On Wednesday, the union which represents the Greyhound workers said 420 mechanics and drivers had voted 85 per cent in favour of a strike after rejecting the company's latest contract.

The move would have affected any Greyhound bus travelling to and from the two provinces.
At issue for the workers were changes to their pension plan and the number of working hours in a day.
© Canwest News Service 2008

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