IMPORTANT UPDATE: Strike notice issued by Campeau Bus Lines drivers
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
This note provides an important update on contract negotiations between Campeau Bus Lines Ltd. and Unifor, the union representing the company’s school bus drivers.
Strike notice has now been given by the union. If a strike proceeds, Tuesday, February 19 is the earliest that service would be affected and buses would be cancelled.
Fortunately, talks are scheduled to continue this week, and we remain hopeful that an agreement can be reached before Tuesday. If an agreement is reached by early Tuesday morning, busing will continue as usual. If an agreement is not reached by early Tuesday morning, all Campeau Bus Lines routes will be cancelled for the duration of the strike, starting Tuesday, February 19.
Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario (STSCO), therefore, encourages families of students who ride Campeau buses to:
- consider having alternative plans for getting their children to school in case of a possible strike
- check the stsco.ca website often, and stay tuned to local news media, for any possible updates
- follow @stsco_ca on Twitter for latest news.
We will be following the situation closely, and we remain hopeful for a positive outcome. We will provide further updates as soon as we are aware of any developments.
**Please note: this message applies only to schools and families served by Campeau buses. Parents and guardians can check on the Parent Portal at stsco.ca to confirm if their child/teen rides a Campeau bus.
Campeau Bus Lines operates bus routes at the following PVNC schools
Holy Trinity CSS, Courtice
Good Shepherd CES, Courtice
St. Mother Teresa CES, Courtice
St. Stephen CSS, Bowmanville
Holy Family, Bowmanville
St. Elizabeth CES, Bowmanville
St. Joseph CES, Bowmanville
St. Francis of Assisi CES, Newcastle
St. Anthony CES, Port Hope
St. Mary CSS, Cobourg
St. Joseph CES, Cobourg
St. Mary CES, Grafton
St. Paul CES, Norwood