More school bus drivers threaten to strike
More parents who rely on a school bus to get their kids to and from school every day may be in the same boat as thousands of others.
Bus drivers in Laval, Longueuil, Sainte Julie, Vaudreuil-Dorion, and Dorval part of the Teamsters union affiliated with the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Quebec (FTQ) rejected the latest contract offer from their employer.
The union is threatening to strike, voting for an unlimited strike mandate.
The main sticking point in negotiations is salaries.
Union spokesperson Stephane Lacroix told the Canadian Press drivers earn between $20,000 and $25,000 per year, mostly working split shifts.
No date has been determined for the possible work stoppage.
Earlier this week 330 bus drivers working for Transco, providing service to Montreal's four big school boards, voted for its own unlimited strike action, but have yet to set a date.