Toronto, Ontario – Ontario’s DriveTest driver examination centres, currently closed to due to a strike, may resume services on January 4, following a tentative agreement reached with workers.
The agreement was reached between the United Steelworkers Union (USW) and Serco DES Inc., which operates DriveTest.
“We reached a tentative deal on (December 18) and our negotiating committee is unanimously recommending that our members ratify the proposed contract,” said Jim Young, president of USW Local 9511. “A ratification vote will be held by our members across the province within the next couple weeks.”
About 590 members of Local 9511 have been on strike for four months at DriveTest locations across Ontario. DriveTest has been responsible for driver testing services in the province since 2003, when the public service was privatized.