NB & PE: Union ratifies deal to end lockout at Acadian

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Fifty nine workers in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have been locked out since Dec. 2.

Acadian Coach Lines

[MONCTON, NB] — Union members have ratified a deal that ends a five-month lockout at Acadian Coach Lines.

The Amalgamated Transit Union sent out an email on Sunday saying 92 per cent of its members voted in favour of accepting an offer from the Montreal-based company.

The firm locked out 59 workers in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island on Dec. 2.

Acadian hasn't offered intercity bus service in the two provinces since then.

The company said in a news release that its next step is to contact drivers and begin a gradual return to service over the next 10 to 12 days.

The release says this allows time for employees to be retrained and for the buses to be inspected.

"It is our intent to return to at least partial service by the Victoria Day long weekend," the company says.

Organizations: Amalgamated Transit Union

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island

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