IMPORTANT UPDATE: Strike notice issued by Campeau Bus Lines drivers

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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 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 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

Peterborough County

St. Paul CES, Norwood