Outaouais bus riders await ruling on whether service is ‘essential’
Ottawa Citizen

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By Susana Mas, Ottawa Citizen, January 12, 2017

Public transit users who ride back and forth between Gatineau and the nation’s capital are waiting to find out whether the Outaouais’s regional bus system is deemed an essential service.

The Canada Industrial Relations Board, an independent tribunal, finished hearing arguments earlier this week by the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) and the union that represents its workers.