20 SeaBus sailings to be cancelled today, TransLink confirms

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The SeaBus departs North Vancouver. File photo by Cindy Goodman/North Shore News

TransLink has announced that 20 SeaBus sailings will be cancelled today as a result of the  transit strike issued by Unifor, the union representing bus operators and transit maintenance workers.

The transit authority cancelled 14 sailings yesterday, which resulted in service running every 15 minutes rather than every ten minutes.

Now, TransLink states that there will be 20 sailing cancellations in the afternoon between 4:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. As a result, there will be sailings every 30-minutes between 4:15pm and 9:15pm, instead of sailings every 15-minutes.

Following this, however, regular 30-minute service will continue until the final sailing.

The initial phase of the strike action began on Nov. 1 at 8 a.m., with operators not wearing their CMBC uniforms and maintenance workers not doing overtime.