If a deal can’t be reached with the drivers employed at First Student Markham, parents may be finding another way to get their kids to school tomorrow.
The potential strike would impact both the Toronto’s Catholic boards, and public schools.
Debbie Montgomery, the president of Unifor Local 4268 which represents the drivers says “Drivers want to be behind the wheel, helping children get their school day started, and home at the end of the day” … “We cannot continue to have hours a week go unpaid and unrecognized. All hours worked need to be compensated, with these hours EI eligible.”
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With the potential stress of a strike, it begs the question, should this be considered an essential service?