Union says no bus strike planned; parents urged to prepare anyway

The School Department, in an effort to be cautious, asked parents to prepare alternate transportation for Monday morning should another bus strike could occur. However, there has been no indication from the drivers’ union that another such action is planned.

About 100 bus drivers protested outside the school bus yard on Freeport Street in Dorchester Saturday morning, the School Department said in a statement. The union could not be reached for comment on Sunday afternoon. Drivers stopped working for one day Oct. 8, an unannounced strike that left about 30,000 students without transportation. Union representatives have raised issues of benefits, payment, and fair treatment. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, parents can check the School Department’s online bus tracker at schoolbus.bostonpublicschools.org or call 617-635-9520 or 617-635-4500.

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