DeSilva welcomes belated new bus schedule

  • Challenging task: Zane DeSilva, the transport minister (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Challenging task: Zane DeSilva, the transport minister (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

The new bus schedule for 2019, which was postponed two times last month, is to come into force.

The bus operators have now accepted a revised roster and agreed to implement the schedule.

It was put on hold after staff raised concerns about rosters and night work last month.

A new agreement was reached on Wednesday at a meeting between the Department of Public Transportation and the Bermuda Industrial Union.

A government spokesman said: “With the scheduling of night work a longstanding issue, DPT and BIU representatives have now agreed on a definition for night work and will enter into a memorandum of understanding to provide assurance and clarity for bus operators and management.”

He added that the agreement would also assist in the development of future work rosters.

The spokesman said work to implement the schedule was now under way and that the start date for the new schedule would be “announced in due course”.

Zane DeSilva, the transport minister, said, “I want to congratulate the team at DPT and the BIU for their collaboration and commitment to resolving this challenging issue.”

“Scheduling and completing the work rosters has been a challenging task and now, despite a delay, I am pleased to announce that we are on the verge of implementing the new bus schedule.”

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Published Feb 15, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Feb 15, 2019 at 8:41 am)

DeSilva welcomes belated new bus schedule

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