Bus Drivers to Give Update on Strike Monday

By Lesley Engle

Published 03/24 2014 08:40AM

Updated 03/24 2014 08:51AM

CCTA bus drivers are planning to give an update Monday on the status of their strike.

Bus drivers for Chittenden County Transportation Authority have been on strike for a week.

The strike came after several months of failed negotiations. The drivers say the main issues are working conditions and the length of split-shifts.

In a statement issued Saturday evening, CCTA said they gave another compromise contract proposal to the union, but they rejected it.

“Unfortunately, after seven hours of negotiations today, the Union ultimately rejected CCTA’s proposed compromise and walked out of negotiations without notice while the CCTA team was still actively engaged with the federal mediators at 8:20 p.m.,” said the statement. “CCTA is disappointed an agreement was not reached and is deeply concerned about the impact on its passengers.”

Bus drivers plan to meet at 11 a.m. Monday. They will be joined by local faith leaders and community members. 

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