The strike is paralyzing some public transportation in Greater Vancouver

The strike is paralyzing some public transportation in Greater Vancouver

On Monday morning, local 4,500 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) began a 48-hour strike. Buses and Seabus operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company are not running, potentially affecting tens of thousands of passengers.

Company Services SkyTraincustomized shipping HandyDARTthe train West Coast Express and buses Blue buswhich mainly serve West Vancouverdoes not apply to the strike, indicates TransLink.

CUPE Local 4500 represents more than 180 supervisors who manage transit operations in Metro Vancouver for Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC). He believes that the mediation negotiations last weekend did not lead to an agreement on a new collective agreement.

The strike is expected to last until 3am on Wednesday morning.

Small numbers, big impact

Although Local 4500 represents only a small portion of the company’s approximately 6,000 employees TransLinkthe bus drivers said they would not cross the patrol lines of their colleagues.

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