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Tentative deal reached in Greyhound bus dispute: union

Last Updated Oct 10, 2017 at 12:09 pm EST

A Greyhound logo is shown at the Greyhound Terminal at the James Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

A possible walk out by 300 Greyhound bus drivers and mechanics in Ontario and Quebec has been averted.

The union that represents Greyhound Canada workers tells CityNews a tentative agreement was reached with the company on Sunday night.

Under terms of the proposed new deal, wages will be frozen for the next two years – the company had been seeking a five per cent pay cut. As well, an agreement was reached on health and welfare benefits. The company was seeking decreases in both those areas as well.

The new deal is subject to ratification by members of the Amalgamated Transit Union 1415, which should take place in the next 10 days.