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Unifor National President Jerry Dias to join Coast Mountain Bus Company talks

November 25, 2019 - 3:00 AM

VANCOUVER—Out of respect for the thousands of transit passengers that will be impacted by the picket lines resulting from Translink’s poor bargaining proposals, Unifor will return to the bargaining table with CMBC on Tuesday.

“Translink’s bargaining approach shows a willingness to risk a system-wide shut down, but we wanted to make a final attempt to find a compromise,” said Dias. 

Nearly 5,000 Unifor members working at Coast Mountain Bus Company have been taking legal job action since November 1. If a tentative agreement cannot be reached before midnight on Tuesday, November 26, job action will escalate to a three-day system-wide shut-down November 27–29.

“It is impossible to predict what will happen tomorrow, so we urge transit passengers continue making contingency plans for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director.

The bargaining location and time will be announced soon.

Watch a recording of the announcement

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

For media inquiries please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at ian.boyko@unifor.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).