Bus drivers at the Winnipeg School Division have won a wage package arbitration after spending nearly 90 days on the picket line last fall, union officials said Tuesday.
A collective bargaining agreement initially expired in June of 2019, and per recent negotiations, WSD bus drivers will be awarded a two per cent raise in the first year of their new agreement and a 0.75 per cent increase in the second year.
The new agreement has retroactive pay extended back to 2019 and expires in August, 2021. That means the union representing drivers will likely return back to the negotiating table for a new deal.
The strike ended after nearly 90 days on the picket line when the union applied to the Manitoba Labour Board to use a settlement process called the Alternate Dispute Resolution.