RTL reaches an agreement with its drivers
New law on municipal pension plans
Longueuil, February 4, 2016 – At the conclusion of negotiations with each individual group of employees regarding the new provisions set out in the Act to foster the financial health and sustainability of municipal defined benefit pension plans, the RTL is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the members of its bus drivers’ union.
“We are proud of the maturity shown by both parties throughout the negotiation process, which took place in a manner consistent with our shared values of respect, integrity, openness, and commitment,” declared Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Adopted by a general union meeting of bus drivers, this agreement adheres to the target financial framework stipulated by the Board of Directors for the negotiations. In particular, the agreement allows employees to avail themselves of averaging provisions for the increase in the service contribution until 2020.
“This is the first agreement for the RTL, and we hope that negotiations with our other groups of employees will go equally smoothly,” concluded Colette Éthier.
About the RTL
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil 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 kilometers. 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, 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 RTL.
Anne-Louise Milot, Communication and Public Affairs Advisor
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450-442-8600, ext. 8145