Ruter prepares for bus driver strike: “In the event of a strike, all busses in the Oslo area will be canceled”

Bus - UnibussPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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If the mediation between LO, YS, and NHO does not succeed, several thousand bus drivers will go on strike.

“In the event of a strike, all city, school, and regional buses in the Ruter area will be canceled,” the public transport company wrote in a press release on Friday.

In practice, this means that all buses in Oslo and the former Akershus region will stop servicing the regular bus lines.

The deadline for the parties to reach an agreement is midnight on Sunday night. A possible strike could begin as early as Sunday morning.

Boat lines

In addition, the boat lines B11 (Nesodden-Lysaker) and B21 (Aker Brygge-Drøbak-Son) could be canceled entirely. Two other boat lines will have fewer departures. The metro, tram, and train will run as usual.

“Ruter complies with the rules of the game that apply in the event of a legal labor dispute and does not have the opportunity to deploy extra capacity,” the company noted.

YS has previously stated that all scheduled buses in Norway will be canceled in the event of a strike.

The bus drivers also went on strike in Oslo and Viken last autumn. That strike lasted from September 20 to October 1.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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