CCTA Ratifies Contract, Service to Resume Friday

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/03 2014 02:40PM

Updated 04/03 2014 07:41PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. - CCTA has ratified a contract that was approved earlier Thursday by the drivers. 

Drivers say buses will return to service on Friday.

The vote was 53 yes, 6 no. Under the new contract, drivers will only work 12.5 hours and there will be 15 part-time workers.

“We won this fair contract because of our unity and the tremendous support from our community. This strike was hard on us and on the community, there was a great deal of self-sacrifice from many people. This contract meets our core concerns, including those that relate to public safety,” said Rob Slingerland, CCTA bus driver and spokesperson for the drivers.   

The CCTA Board has voted to offer free regular bus service from start of service through Sunday, April 13. Vouchers will be given for LINK service.

Drivers say they hope to build a relationship with CCTA. Drivers were on strike since March 17.

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