Laval, April 7, 2023 – Teamsters Canada strongly condemns the Autobus Campeau’s decision to lockout ten of its drivers, who provided school transportation for 500 students attending Séminaire du Sacré-Coeur high school, as of Monday, April 10.

Denis Ouellette, a union representative for Teamsters Canada members affiliated with Local 106 in this case, expressed his disappointment with the current situation. “Our members unanimously voted to reject Autobus Campeau’s insufficient wage offers and obtained. It is unacceptable that the company decided to lock out some of our drivers, jeopardizing the wellbeing and education of students. What we want is to continue negotiating, reach a fair agreement, and return to work,” said Ouellette.

In addition to the lockout, Autobus Campeau is facing difficult negotiations at several other schools and school boards in the Lachute/Morin-Heights region. Sticking points mainly centre around wages and the duration of the agreements.

“We are asking Autobus Campeau to continue negotiations and listen to the legitimate wage demands of our members. It is crucial that we find a solution to ensure the school bussing and the wellbeing of students,” added Denis Ouellette.

Teamsters Canada and its members are determined to defend their rights and ensure fair working conditions for all school bus drivers.

With over 125,000 members, Teamsters Canada is the country’s largest transportation and supply chain union. The organization represents workers at CP, CN, UPS, Purolator, countless trucking companies, and more. They are affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents over 1.2 million workers in North America.

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