More than 200 members of Unifor Local 4268 driving school buses for Campeau Bus Lines in Whitby, Ajax, Oshawa, Clarington, Bowmanville, Peterborough, Orono, Cobourg, Port Hope, Brighton and the Kawartha region have ratified their first three-year collective agreement.
“We started bargaining in October 2018 with the goals of improving working conditions and compensation for all driving time,” said Debbie Montgomery Local 4268 President. “I am proud of our bargaining committees determination in getting the best deal for our members.”
Previously many of the hours worked by Campeau school bus drivers were unpaid. The new payment methodology in place recognizes all time worked. The new agreement has a clear key-to-key payment formula agreement, daily minimums for standard scheduled work, additional pay language for any additional work performed and paid time off for training and meetings.
The agreement also includes strong anti-harassment and discrimination language, comprehensive Health and Safety provisions, vacation scheduling and levels of vacation pay up to 8%.