Paratransit drivers on strike

Adapted transport drivers on strike


The accessible taxi drivers of Quebec (ACTAQ) have chosen to exercise a strike mandate from Friday until Monday in order to denounce their working conditions which they consider deplorable.&nbsp ;

Among their demands, the drivers particularly want to see their hourly rate increased on paid rounds.

“This increase is self-evident given the current level of inflation and its financial repercussions on the operating cost of our activities,” the association said in a press release on Friday.

The revision of the computer system is also called for since it would be an “abnormal” increase in transport and waiting times, which would have an impact on the quality of service.

Respect for the legal status of subcontractor is also put forward .

“This confiscation of our bargaining power is at the origin of the continuous impoverishment of our collective even if it cont contributes effectively and largely to the achievement of the objectives assigned to this essential service intended for people with disabilities and reduced mobility”, he was mentioned.

The association took the opportunity to ask the drivers to Intervene with the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) to benefit from the subsidy for the adaptation of vehicles.

Other protest actions should be scheduled later if no progress is noted.< /p>