Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Late-Minute Deal Averts School Bus Strike in Durham Region

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Late-Minute Deal Averts School Bus Strike in Durham Region

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School bus strike in Durham Region averted

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TORONTO - A school bus strike that could have impacted about 10,000 students at 103 schools in parts of Durham Region and east-end Toronto was averted late Wednesday night.

Unifor and First Student Canada signed a tentative agreement for 260 drivers just ahead of strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Details will be released after a ratification vote to be held in the coming days.

Naureen Rizvi, Unifor's Ontario regional director, said unpaid hours and low wages were keys issues at the bargaining table.

Under the previous contract, drivers are only paid from the point they pick up the first student to the moment they drop off the last child off and were unpaid for time in between for travelling from home to the first pick-up or performing vehicle maintenance. …

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