Full Bus Service Shutdown Expected November 27 If No Deal Is Met

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TransLink Strike Nov 1

Four weeks into the strike, transit workers may execute a full system shutdown November 27-29, if not deal is met.

The Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) union, Unifor, announced this next step of the transit strike on Wednesday morning.

If they follow through, all 5,000 transit employees will not come to work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week.

The union and CMBC have been negotiating a deal for the last three weeks, since the strike began November 1.

The first step of the strike meant bus drivers would not wear their uniform and maintenance workers would refuse overtime.

That has resulted in more than 100 SeaBus cancellations and 10-15% decrease in bus services over the last week.

The union and transit company have continued talks, but have not met in agreement as of yet.

The union is asking for better wages and working conditions.

If no deal is met by November 26, the strike will commence the following day. Transit users can check in with TransLink delays online.

You can find the full story of the origins of the strike, here.

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