February 25, 2024

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The result of RTC drivers’ pressure tactics

The result of RTC drivers’ pressure tactics

The drivers of the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) put an end to the pressure that started a few days ago, on Thursday morning, with the firm goal of “giving the current negotiations better chances”.

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This was announced by the Bus Drivers Union (CSN) in a press release on Thursday morning.

“The aim is to give possible opportunities to the current negotiations, supported by Helen Ford, the head of the union. Several trade dates [au moins neuf d’ici le 30 juin] The announcement of the strike and our pressure tactics were added from the start [,] It gives hope that an agreement will be reached by June 30. Our goal is always to reach an agreement.

Difficulty for users

From Tuesday, June 6, the GPS system has been disabled on most RTC bus routes. Thus the station name announcement system is not working. Also, the route numbers are not displayed on the front of the bus. This situation caused inconvenience among users, especially among the most vulnerable people, including the blind.

On Wednesday evening, the RTC administration did not rule out taking legal action against these pressure mechanisms. Maude Mercier Larouche, head of the RTC, also said she wanted to focus on the negotiations that began this week under the mediation of the Ministry of Labour.

Both sides say they want to avoid the upcoming strike from the 1stR Until July 16, Festival d’Day de Quebec.