(CBS DETROIT) – Under a new contract with the Detroit bus drivers’ union, DDOT drivers will receive a 10 percent raise over the next four years, with an increase in base and maximum pay.
Bus drivers ratified the contract last week after working without a contract since December 2018.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Theaters & Politics
The increases represent the first raises for the drivers since July 2018.READ MORE: CDC: New Listeria Outbreak Tied To 23 Illnesses, 1 Death
The contract, which would take effect July 1, still requires approval by the Detroit City Council.
Contract provisions include:
- 10 percent increase over four years (2.5% percent a year)
- Base pay increases from $12.99 to $15 an hour, and maximum pay increases from $18.56 to $21 an hour
- New attendance policy to help reduce absenteeism
- Increased employee assistance to drivers
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