RTL SIGNS NEW COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT WITH MAINTENANCE EMPLOYEES’ UNION
Longueuil, June 2, 2017 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) and the maintenance employees’ union (CSN) have signed a new six-year collective agreement that will see salaries increase by 12.25% by December 19, 2021.
Michel Veilleux, Executive Director of the RTL, took the opportunity to praise the excellent work by all of the maintenance workers. “This collective agreement is the culmination of a collaborative process and is satisfactory to all parties involved.”
The Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors, Colette Éthier, is also pleased with the negotiations that took place over the past few months and was impressed by the open and honest discussions between the parties, which helped to foster a climate of cooperation throughout the bargaining process.
In keeping with this new collective agreement, 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 training that will equip them to deal with these new challenges.
Seated at the table: Hubert Robichaud, president of the maintenance employees’ union, and Colette Éthier, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Back row: Éric Ouellette, Jean-Luc Dubé, Yanik Hamel, Stéphane Leduc, Stéphane Auger, Michel Veilleux, Sylvain Gonthier, Martine Alie, Claudette Houle, and Éric Fournier.
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.
Anik Le Marquand
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
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