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Post : South Shore school bus strike halts transportation for thousands of students
URL : http://globalnews.ca/news/4149060/south-shore-school-bus-strike-halts-transportation-for-thousands-of-students/
Posted : April 17, 2018 at 6:45 am
Author : Justin Bulman
Tags : Bus, Commission Scolaire des Patriotes, Montreal, Riverside School Board, School, school bus strike, South Shore
Categories : Canada

More than 2000 students from Greater Montreal's Riverside School Board ( http://www.rsb.qc.ca/ ) and commission scolaire des Patriotes ( http://csp.ca/ ) had no bus transportation Tuesday morning.

Bus drivers who work for Autobus Grisé began a one-day strike.

Classes resume as usual for all affected schools in the network. Daycare services in elementary schools will be open and free of charge for students affected by the strikes.

> REMINDER! Riverside School Board wishes toinform parents that one of its school bus carriers, Autobus Grisé, will be on strike tomorrow, April 17, 2018. Schools will remain open andclasses will resume as usual. Please see attached for schools affected. pic.twitter.com/0bQBkJxlSF ( https://t.co/0bQBkJxlSF )
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> — RiversideSchoolBoard (@CSRiversideSB) April 16, 2018 ( https://twitter.com/CSRiversideSB/status/985935151480877056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )

Bus drivers were asking for better wages and wanted to be recognized for their work.

READ MORE: Montreal school bus drivers approve general strike ( https://globalnews.ca/news/4053149/montreal-school-bus-drivers-strike-2/ )

Courtland Park International, Heritage Park and Mont St. Bruno Schools had the most cancelled bus routes.

School boards promise to keep parents informed if negotiations lead to more strikes.

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