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|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/19/2011

Laval Bus Drivers Settle

One-day strike called off as talks resume

Local 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.