It is business as usual for the Regional District of Nanaimo Transit service despite the threat of a bus strike in Victoria.
The local transit service won’t be affected if members of the Canadian Union of Auto Workers Local 333 go on strike in the Victoria area, as RDN Transit employees are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and have a secure contract with the regional district.
“Luckily we are completely independent from the Victoria transit,” said Daniel Pearce, manager of transit operations. “We had a few riders who were confused by it.”
B.C. Transit and the union are at an impasse regarding contract negotiations and Victoria transit workers were in a legal strike position as of Monday.
The RDN is in the third year of a four-year contract with its transit employees.