BC Rapid Transit Company says it will bargain until last moment to avoid full strike

MICHEL Ladrak, President of British Columbia Rapid Transit Company, on Saturday said that the BCRTC “is extremely disappointed the union representing about 900 of its employees has decided to take the drastic step of a full strike beginning Tuesday morning, adding: “It is completely unacceptable the union has chosen to use the 150,000 people who use the Expo and Millennium lines each weekday as leverage.”

Ladrak said: “Canada Line, West Coast Express, bus, SeaBus and HandyDART services will operate as normal. BCRTC is working with TransLink and Coast Mountain Bus Company to secure additional bus service on existing routes, but customers should consider alternate arrangements should a full strike proceed.”

He said that the BCRTC remains committed to getting a deal done. “We will continue bargaining until the last moment to avoid this unnecessary and disruptive job action,” he added.