Kitchener-Waterloo

Grand River Transit workers ratify new three-year contract

Unionized Grand River Transit workers have voted to accept a new contract that includes a six per cent raise over three years and a number of initiatives to improve working conditions.

Labour deal includes a six per cent raise over the course of the three-year contract

The three-year deal includes a number of improved safety procedures for workers, new maintenance protocols for fleet mechanics and a trial process for driver shields on public transit buses. (Joe Pavia/CBC)

Unionized Grand River Transit workers have voted to accept a new contract that includes a six per cent raise over three years and improved working conditions. 

The contract was ratified by union members Monday during four separate voting sessions staggered throughout the day in order accommodate workers on different shifts. 

The deal includes a number of improved safety procedures for workers, new maintenance protocols for fleet mechanics and a trial process for driver shields on public transit buses. 

The new collective agreement must now be ratified by a vote from regional councillors. 

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