Published : 03-15-2017
On March 15, 2017, the STO submitted an enhanced global offer to the union, increasing from $6 million to $8 million, at a meeting in the presence of a mediator in the hope of renewing discussions at the negotiating table. Specifically, the global offer includes an improvement in bus drivers' salaries, raising the current hourly rate of $28.30 an hour to $30.48 in 2019, rather than to $29.45 as in the previous offer. This global offer represents an additional $2 million compared to the previous offer. Unfortunately, this offer was rejected by the union representing drivers and maintenance employees at the end of the meeting.