RTL REACHES AGREEMENT WITH MAINTENANCE WORKERS’ UNION
Longueuil, May 8, 2017 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) welcomes the agreement in principle signed at last night’s general assembly by the Syndicat des employés d’entretien (maintenance workers’ union) (CSN), which represents some 240 trade workers.
The two parties accepted the terms of a six-year collective agreement that provides for salary increases equivalent to 12.25% by December 19, 2021.
In keeping with continuous improvement efforts, the parties agreed to rearrange schedules, review work assignments, and desegregate certain tasks, in order to increase productivity and flexibility within the organization. They also agreed to implement measures to promote a better work-life balance. Finally, aware of the technological changes that the public transit industry is facing, including electrification, they agreed to provide employees with adapted training that will allow them to develop their skills in order to confront these new challenges head-on.
“I welcome the agreement reached with the maintenance workers’ union, which is in line with the financial framework approved by the Board of Directors. We’re very satisfied with this six-year agreement, which will allow us to move forward with confidence,” declared Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
“I want to congratulate the union representatives for their openness and professionalism, and for their understanding of the issues and climate in which the RTL is evolving. The frank and respectful discussions led to a satisfactory agreement for the parties, who both come out winners in these negotiations,” added Michel Veilleux, Executive Director.
About the RTL
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is the main transit provider for individuals within the five cities that comprise the Agglomération de Longueuil. The third-largest public transit organization in Québec, the RTL operates a network of 793 kilometres. With some 1,100 employees, the RTL is a major employer that contributes to the economic vitality of the region.
Ever receptive to its users, the RTL plays a key role in the lives of the people and the communities it serves by providing solutions that are efficient, innovative, and adapted to the evolving needs of its clientele. Improving quality of life for the citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil is a top priority for the RTL.
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