IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bus Driver Labour Negotiations Update for Routes Operated by First Student’s Bowmanville Branch

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Here in an an important labour negotiations update for families in Clarington and Northumberland whose children are bussed by First Student.

This note provides an update on contract negotiations between First Student and Unifor, the union representing the company’s Bowmanville school bus drivers, which impacts families in Clarington and Northumberland.

We have learned that negotiations between the union and the company are continuing through the weekend, and are scheduled to resume March 19. In the interim, busing will continue as usual for students who ride First Student buses in Clarington and Northumberland.

Students, therefore, will be picked up at the usual time on Monday and over the coming weeks. As always, bus service will be cancelled only in case of inclement weather.

We will continue to keep families up-to-date on any further developments.