Large wage gains in new contract at Kingston Access Bus

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The members of Kingston Access Bus, Local 4266 in Kingston, Ont. have ratified their new agreement by 92%.

“Congratulations to the bargaining committee for their hard work to support our skilled and hard-working transit members who perform incredibly important duties in the community, day in and out,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne. 

“Thank you to the members, who have been vocal about their support to Unifor’s accomplishments during this round of bargaining.”

There are 30 members of this unit who are transit drivers for people with disabilities.

Among the gains include wage increases of more than 27% over the life of the four-year contract and the introduction of a driver trainer classification with a $2 an hour premium. All members will also get a $700 signing bonus.

The contract expires March 31, 2028.

“The increases we were able to negotiate recognizes the hard work and dedication these members provide to the community, and to those who depend on their service to get them to medical appointments and other destinations they would not be able to otherwise attend,” said Unifor Local 4266 President André Desjardins. 

“The wage increase puts these members among some of the highest-paid members in this sector and will help to retain experienced and trained drivers to ensure this service continues to be available to those who need it.”

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