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Transit strike planned for Tuesday in Victoria won't affect Cowichan riders

The Cowichan connector Victoria commuter bus run will not be affected by a Victoria transit strike set to begin Tuesday. -
The Cowichan connector Victoria commuter bus run will not be affected by a Victoria transit strike set to begin Tuesday.
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Tuesday's labour action by B.C. transit workers will not affect HandyDART schedules, and the popular Victoria-to-Cowichan commuter service will continue as scheduled on Jan. 22, transit agents told The Oak Bay News.

But folks using buses in the capital that day should plan other rides.

The Canadian Auto Workers Union, Local 333 — representing some 650 workers — plans to keep buses, run by the Crown corporation, parked for 24 hours during Tuesday's walkout. The move is expected to be felt by folks across the region, from Sooke to Sidney, the News Leader Pictorial's sister paper says.

A transit strike in 2001 lasted two weeks before being resolved at the bargaining table. A strike in 1984 lasted three months before the province legislated an end to the dispute.

 

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