Special Needs Transportation

No imminent disruption of special-needs transportation

Posted on March 3, 2008

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — School bus drivers and shop personnel represented by the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union did not go on strike in late February, despite earlier reports by local media that a strike was looming.

CAW Local 4268 President Len Poirier said that the union’s 800 First Student workers in six Ontario locations would continue negotiations throughout March.

Many of the drivers transport students with special needs.

As of Feb. 22, the union had yet to meet all of the requirements necessary to go on strike, but four of the locations had held strike votes.

Poirier said that the earliest chance of a strike would be at the end of March.

For the Peel District School Board in Mississauga, a strike would halt more than 150 small buses and other vehicles that serve special-needs students, according to The Mississauga News.

Related Topics: driver strike

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Planning has begun for the 17th National Congress on School Transportation (NCST) in 2020. Murrell Martin and Bill Loshbough are shown here leading a discussion at NCST 2015.
News

NCST 2020 Planning Begins

Planning for the 17th National Congress on School Transportation is now in the works, with committee members being re-established and selected through this summer.

News

Titan Bus Names First 2 Dealers

The Type A school bus newcomer launches its dealer network with Bobby’s Truck and Bus Repair in Ohio and Signature Bus Sales in New England.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!