Collective Agreement Renewal
Last update: May 2, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
The Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) is currently in the process of renewing the collective agreement for drivers and maintenance employees. From January 20 to March 30, 2017, bus drivers and maintenance employees exercised their right to strike using pressure tactics that caused disruptions in the system and affected travel time for riders. Three days of rotating strikes also occurred in March. On March 30, 2017, the STO and the Syndicat uni du transport – local 591 agreed to arbitration.
This agreement between the two parties means that the pressure tactics will cease. Nevertheless, the pressure tactics of the last few months caused a slowdown in bus fleet maintenance and unfortunately not all vehicles are ready for the road. During this transition period, trip cancellations should still be anticipated for a few weeks. Rest assured that daily efforts are being made to implement all the means at our disposal to return to normal service as soon as possible.
The STO thanks its public transit riders and all citizens for their understanding and patience during this labour dispute.
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Read the most recent press releases (some available in French only):
Une nouvelle proposition d'arbitrage meilleure offre - dernière offre pour régler le conflit dans les meilleurs délais | 2017-03-30
La STO réitère son accord avec l'arbitrage et propose un nouveau cadre afin de concilier les attentes des deux parties | 2017-03-30
La STO est consternée devant le volte-face du syndicat des chauffeurs et des employés de l'entretien | 28-03-2017