Passengers at the Vancouver intersection of Cambie and Broadway before dawn on Wednesday were unanimously relieved after waking up to learn that their commuters had not been plunged into chaos overnight. The crossroads is an important transit point in the city, with fast arterial traffic and buses in all directions. Prior to the agreement, TransLink said the proposed closure of SkyTrain would cause an „unprecedented level of disruption,“ affecting 150,000 people. News of the provisional agreement arrived at 12:30 p.m. .m. Deadline on Wednesday, the same day was to take place a planned three-day general strike. Dias said the union would keep the details of the agreement until it was ratified with members. Gavin McGarrigle, Western Regional Director and Negotiator, said the contract „recognizes that Unifor members are the backbone of Metro Vancouver`s transit system.“ There will be no transit strike! The partners have reached an interim agreement. Transit is not disrupted at all! @UniforTheUnion @TransLink #transitstrike #TranslinkStrike @cbcnewsbc <a href"t.t.
co/8XYpVoLXXh“>pic.twitter.com/8XYpVoLXxh „Das war ein Hickhack eines Tages“, sagte Jerry Dias, Unifors Nationalpresident, Nach einem Verhandlungstag mit Reportern aus einem Hotel in der Innenstadt sprechen. „But I`m here to announce that we have an interim agreement with TransLink.“ A similar bus strike was called off at the last minute less than two weeks ago, when an agreement was also reached in the middle of the night, just before transit outages began. Andy Yan, the director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University, said the way the strike was coming should be seen as a success, not a failure. „As a result of this agreement, our employees will benefit from a competitive package offering improved wages, benefits and working conditions,“ Michael McDaniel, president of the Coast Mountain Bus Company, said in a statement. „I think he saw the need to strike a balance between the hard Wieh and the holding of the equestrian public,“ Knight said.