April 27th, 2023
Yesterday, the Region of Waterloo shared about a potential strike which would cause disruptions to Grand River Transit (GRT) service. UNIFOR Local 4304, the union representing many GRT staff, will be in a legal position to strike as early as Monday, May 1.
In the event of a strike, the Region confirmed conventional bus, MoblityPLUS and busPLUS services will not operate, but ION train service will continue. This may cause disruption for students and families who use GRT to get to and from school.
Regular school bus operations (yellow buses, vans and taxi services) will continue to operate as normal and all schools will be open.
We encourage any affected students to try to find alternate means of transportation to school. Students who are assigned public bus passes by their school and who are absent as a result of the strike action will be marked absent using a code that will ensure this will not count towards their report card. If students are able to get to school, they will be marked as present.
If you or your child are a regular transit user, we encourage you to monitor this situation. Please refer to the GRT for further updates on the status of transit services. For updates, you can:
- visit www.grt.ca/updates
- call the GRT information line at 519-585-7555
- follow the GRT on Facebook and Twitter