Formal bargaining in TransLink dispute to start again; SeaBus cancellations (update)

MICHAEL McDaniel, President of Coast Mountain Bus Company, on Tuesday morning welcomed the union’s return to the bargaining table.

He said: “We are encouraged by this development and look forward to reaching an agreement which works for all parties involved.

“All of us are committed to providing quality transit services to our customers every day of the year. I’m optimistic that we can find common ground to ensure this can continue. Given the formal bargaining process is set to resume, we will not be providing further comment at this time.”

Talks had broken down on October 31 and limited job action by the union began on November 1.

MEANWHILE, TransLink announced that due to union job action it is expecting the cancellation of 10 SeaBus sailings on Wednesday.

  • The 4:10 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7:32 pm, and 8:47 pm sailings from Lonsdale Quay will be cancelled
  • The 4:25 pm, 5:15 pm, 6:15 pm, 7:46 pm, and 9:01 pm sailings from Waterfront will be cancelled.