Looks like Coast Mountain has been forced to drop its controversial “holiday week” schedule. This update today in the comments section of my blog post from a driver:
We the drivers were against this from the beginning. Our union immediatly challenged this decision and put it to arbitration. The result is a good one. The holiday week has been canceled and should not rear its ugly head for the rest of our contract. This will probably become a heated issue during our next contract talks in 2010.
Just remember, they did NOT reverse their decision, they were denied from enforcing it. We. the drivers, and our union CAW111 had this thrown out.
All I can say is Horray ! and thanks to the drivers union for pushing this one off the Coast Mountain Table.