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CCTA warns strike may stop bus service

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The company that provides bus service in the Burlington area is warning riders of a possible strike by drivers next week.

Unionized drivers for the Chittenden County Transportation Authority are threatening a work stoppage effective next Monday if a new contract is not reached by then.

CCTA says if that happens, most of its services would shut down.

"Certainly from our point of view we've always been ready, willing and able to sit down and discuss matters. We've been very clear about what our priorities are in terms of finding a way to have more 40-hour jobs for our drivers, to have an effective way to have part-timers be a part of the solution to cover our peak hour work," said Bill Watterson, the general manager of CCTA.

More negotiations are planned for Saturday. The main issue separating the two sides is the length of split shifts that drivers have to work.

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