Viva transit strike over as drivers accept offer
Published Friday, October 10, 2008 5:39PM EDT
VAUGHAN, Ont. - A two-week strike by 170 Viva bus drivers in York Region is over.
Drivers voted Friday to accept Veolia Transportation's contract offer that they had previously rejected despite it being unanimously recommended by their bargaining committee.
Full service on Viva routes will resume early Saturday morning.
Some of the striking drivers had launched a petition this week urging co-workers to reconsider the deal.
York Region Transit buses have been serving many of Viva's 35,000 daily riders since the strike began Sept. 25.
Veolia gets about $20 million a year to run the 90 express Viva buses, which are owned by York Region.