Arcola, Sask. map skpic

Arcola is about 100 kilometres northeast of Estevan.

An Arcola-area school bus driver who was among several drivers embroiled in a dispute with their employer has been fired.

Brenda Milligan, who lives on a farm property near the town in southeast Saskatchewan town, says she found out Thursday morning she had been terminated.

Milligan refused to drive the bus this week citing safety concerns. 

Three other drivers also refused to drive their buses. What happened to them wasn't immediately known.

The worker walkout meant more than 100 rural students had to find alternative transportation to school in Arcola.

Milligan said she was sad about her termination. She suspects the firing might have something to do with the fact she talked to the news media earlier this week.

"I just think they have made a mistake in firing me," she said. "I don't think I have done anything wrong. They need to explain themselves to me."

Milligan was an employee of First Student Canada. The bus company wasn't immediately available for comment.