News BriefsLaval Bus Drivers Settle • Steelworkers to Protest Lock-Out • Whisky Plant Has New Deal • UBC Profs Ratify • Vale Workers Vote for Settlement Plan • Seven Employers Reach Agreements01/24/2011|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/19/2011 Laval Bus Drivers SettleOne-day strike called off as talks resumeLocal 5959 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has a new collective agreement with the Société de transport de Laval. The 500 bus operators voted 76 per cent in favour of a new contract on January 16. It provides a two per cent increase in each of four years, plus a 1.0 per cent annual lump sum. The company will contribute $1 million to address the underfunded pension plan and employees will increase their contributions, as well. Finally, unspecified changes were made to contract language to allow the company efficiencies and savings in its operations. They will be the source of the money going to the pension plan. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.