Transit cancellations and delays will continue this week, after resumed talks with Coast Mountain Bus Company broke down last week, leading to an escalation of job action by transit workers.
The strike began Nov. 1 with a uniform strike by transit operators and an overtime ban by maintenance workers. Unifor, the union representing transit workers, said job action will now include an overtime ban for bus drivers, which the union estimates could reduce bus service by 10 to 15 per cent.
TransLink says the job action will be difficult to predict. Some routes will have gaps in service and there will likely be overcrowding.
The transit authority advises travellers to budget extra time, and watch for transit alerts and updates.
Unifor is seeking a 15.2 per cent increase compounded over four years for bus drivers and 16.7 per cent compounded over four years for maintenance workers. The employer, Coast Mountain Bus Company, is offering 9.6 per cent for drivers and 12.2 per cent for maintenance workers.
Here are the SeaBus service cuts for Monday, Nov. 18 and Tuesday, Nov. 19:
SeaBus sailings will be reduced on Monday and Tuesday:
• Between 6 and 9 a.m., SeaBuses will sail every 15 minutes.
• Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., SeaBuses will sail every 30 minutes.
• Between 3 and 9 p.m., SeaBuses will sail every 15 minutes.
• Between 9 p.m. and end of service, SeaBuses will sail every 30 minutes.
A bus bridge will be put in place to help manage passenger loads. Sailing times will differ from usually scheduled times as service transitions to reduced frequency.
Here are the bus cancellations for Monday, Nov. 18 and Tuesday, Nov. 19:
Due to a driver overtime ban, there is an expected 10 per cent reduction in bus service.
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Here’s the latest on the transit strike.
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