Quebec A power outage resulting from the storm forces the vote of the bus drivers of the Capital Transportation Network (BTI) to be postponed on the agreement in principle with the employer for the renewal of the agreement Collectively.
A first meeting was held Tuesday evening despite the bad weather, but the one scheduled Wednesday morning had to be canceled. The union members met at 10:00 am on the premises of the Quebec Public Service Union (SFPQ), on Boulevard des Gradins. Except that the area is without electricity.
A notice will be issued for a new meeting when the time and place will be fixed, but it will certainly not be Wednesday.
Nothing filtered on Tuesday’s meeting, as the discreet Union of Employees of the public transport of metropolitan Quebec (SEPQTM) affiliated to the CSN wants. Members are asked to comment on the tentative agreement reached Friday. This agreement – the details of which have not been made public, but which are known to cover a five-year period – occurred at the last minute, just days before a strike by the drivers took place. The organization of work was at the heart of the last discussions.
Delays on roads
For the rest, the RTC must also deal with the effects of the snow slick on the roads. Several buses are delayed Wednesday morning and some stops are not served, notably on the rue d’Aiguillon, rue Dalhousie, boulevard Champlain and near cegep Limoilou.
Late Tuesday evening, when the storm was in full swing, the RTC was forced to cancel all its departures. At least one vehicle got bogged down and had to be abandoned on the shoulder.