‘Ottawa’ STO Drivers set Tuesday for Second one-day Strike
Commuters in Gatineau and the rest of the Outaouais face the prospect of finding alternate transportation on Tuesday when drivers and mechanics for the Société du transport de l’Outaouais plan to hold their second one-day strike in as many weeks.
The STO said the union informed the transit company of the action on Sunday night. Last week’s strike, on Thursday, delayed thousands of commuters and slowed traffic on both sides of the river.
Union president Félix Gendron has said the employer could end the rotating strikes “immediately” by agreeing to arbitration, which was recommended to both sides by a mediator.
OC Transpo said its routes would maintain regular schedules but that increased traffic might mean delays.
Gatineau’s Paratransit service, operated by a subcontractor, is not affected by the labour action.