TransLink reverses Sunday SeaBus cancellations

Nov 24 2019, 10:24 am

The SeaBus will move normally on Sunday after TransLink reversed its decision to cancel 10 sailings because of a transit worker strike.

The Metro Vancouver transit agency tweeted Sunday morning that there will be no sailing cancellations after all.

Earlier Sunday morning, TransLink had said 10 evening sailings would be cancelled and a bus bridge would be in place.

But a full shutdown of bus and SeaBus service could still happen later this week if the transit workers’ union and their employer don’t reach a deal. Transit users have also been told to expect no bus or Seabus service from Wednesday, November 27 until Friday, November 29.

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It’s part of continuing job action over TransLink and its subsidiary Coast Mountain Bus Company refusing to improve working conditions and wages, according to Unifor, the union representing bus and SeaBus workers.

Five thousand of Unifor’s Metro Vancouver transit workers have been on strike since November 1, resulting in disruptions to transit service.

Last week, SkyTrain workers with CUPE Local 7000 also voted to strike—a group of about 900 people. But the president of BC Rapid Transit Company, their employer, said talks would resume Saturday and Sunday. No SkyTrain job action has been announced.