After a one day strike, Blue Bus Service in West Vancouver will be back in business Tuesday morning.
A tentative agreement was reached late Monday evening between the District and Amalgamated Transit Union 1-3-4.
Spokesperson Bill Tieleman says details on the could-be deal can’t be revealed until it’s ratified.
“There will be a ratification vote in the next little while, it’s not scheduled yet and the union is recommending acceptance.”
Teileman says the significance of Blue Bus service became apparent pretty quickly.
“There were a lot of things going on. The service to Horseshoe Bay, the service to UBC, and all the service within West Vancouver suddenly gone, people really noticed how important it was.”
Spokesperson for the District of West Vancouver Jeff McDonald says it’s a positive move for all involved that an agreement has been made, it he says it’s a fair deal.
“I think everybody wanted to get a deal done, I think the district felt pressure to get a deal done before any strike happened… It will protect the interest of West Vancouver tax payers as well which was one of our objectives from the beginning.”
Blue Bus members have been without a contract since March and initiated job action last Monday with an overtime ban.
Both sides had been feuding over concessions in working conditions and benefits.