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Grand River Transit bus drivers in position to strike next Tuesday, Region of Waterloo says

A Grand River Transit bus at the Charles Street Transit Terminal in Kitchener.
A Grand River Transit bus at the Charles Street Transit Terminal in Kitchener. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

The union representing Grand River Transit bus drivers will be in a position to strike as early as next Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., the Region of Waterloo announced.

If there is a strike, the region said, service will be disrupted on conventional buses as well as Bus Plus and MobilityPLUS services.

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The region says that ION LRV service will continue to operate as usual in the event of job action.

UNIFOR, Local 4304, and the region have been meeting on a regular basis to hammer out a new deal, according to the region.

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The region is asking Grand River Transit riders to visit www.grt.ca or call the GRT Information Line at 519-585-7555, or TTY at 519-585-7796, to check on the availability of transit services.

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