Marlborough school bus driver strike ends after agreement reached

School bus service for Marlborough Public School students resumes Thursday after a three-day strike ended, according to the school district and bus contractor.

The union representing the bus drivers, Teamsters Local 170, reached an agreement with the employer, North Reading Transportation Bus Inc. Wednesday, according to a statement by the company.

NRT, the company contracted to provide busing services for the public schools, had been in negotiations with the Teamsters over worker contracts in Marlborough, Framingham and Westborough.

Framingham bus drivers reached a tentative agreement over the weekend, staving off a strike. Meanwhile, talks were ongoing in Westborough — where the question of whether the Teamsters will continue representing drivers there is headed to a vote.

According to NRT's statement, the union and the employer agreed to pause all contract negotiations in Westborough until drivers hold their vote; the union also agreed to not to strike during that time.


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