Laval bus drivers will go on strike on Wednesday, essential services will be maintained

MONTREAL –

Laval public transit users may have to look for alternative transportation on Wednesday.

The union of 625 drivers of the Société de transport de Laval (STL) indicates its intention to go on strike from Wednesday, November 3 at 4 a.m. to Thursday, November 4 at 4 a.m.

The Administrative Labor Tribunal approved the essential services agreed to by the workers and the employer, which took place on October 26, as sufficient to ensure public health and safety.

The agreement stipulates that all bus lines will be maintained at the following times:

Mornings from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.:

  • First departure at 6 a.m.
  • Last departure at 8:45 a.m.

Afternoons from 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.:

  • First departure at 3 p.m.
  • Last departure at 6:30 p.m.

In the evening from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.:

  • First departure at 10:30 p.m.
  • Last departure at 00:30

“Please note that no journey, once started, will be interrupted until the driver reaches the end of his route,” notes the Tribunal. “In addition, the union is committed to providing the necessary personnel to deal with an exceptional or urgent situation not covered by this agreement.”

The next negotiation is scheduled for November 11.

The dispute relates to the stopping of certain routes due to insufficient demand, timetables and wages.

Two other strike days have been announced by the union, scheduled for November 15 and 26.

Michelle J. Kelley