Hundreds march on Church Street in Support of CCTA Drivers

By FOX44/ABC22 News

Published 03/29 2014 08:29PM

Updated 03/29 2014 08:33PM

BURLINGTON, VT- Negotiations between CCTA and bus drivers are at a stand-still once more.

After a seventeen hour meeting Friday, both sides still could not come to an agreement over work hours, and part-time drivers.

CCTA management said it did present the union with a compromise proposal.

Union representatives said the company's position on split shifts and safety is still unacceptable.

While the two parties go back and forth, Hundreds of people marched up and down Church Street Saturday in support of drivers on strike.

At noon, the crowd called for a fair contract, and for the company to meet the needs of the drivers.

People we talked to at the rally said they want CCTA management to come to an agreement, so drivers can get back to work.

"My hope is that they find a good contract, and the drivers needs are met, and that management can come to some sort of a compromise," said Alex Perkins, a UVM Student.

This will be the third week without bus service since drivers went on strike,

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