Bus Drivers Locked Out for Offering Free Rides
November 21, 2008
Media Release from the National Distribution Union
Hamilton bus drivers employed by Go Bus have been locked out for planning to offer passengers free fares.
Karl Andersen from the National Distribution Union says the drivers began a one day strike this morning and planned to refuse to accept fares on an ongoing basis.
“The company has responded by locking the drivers out indefinitely,” he says.
The drivers are paid $13.50 an hour and are trying to negotiate a new pay scale that would take them to $16 an hour.