The union representing Saguenay bus drivers (CUPE 3124) has read the letter of dismissal of the former general manager of the Société de transport de Saguenay (STS), Jean-Luc Roberge, which was submitted as evidence last October 18 to the Tribunal administratif du travail before which Roberge challenged his dismissal, claiming that it was illegal.
The STS Board dismissed its general manager last May following several investigations that had uncovered serious errors and shortcomings on his part, particularly with respect to his mismanagement of human resources and the vehicle fleet.
Since 2019, the union has spoken out about Roberge’s chaotic management and is pleased to note that there were several similarities between several of the points raised in his letter of dismissal and the criticisms it had levelled at the GM back at that time.
The union has noted and salutes the seriousness and diligence of the current board, which has implemented sound public funds management practices and established respectful labour relations within the STS.
“STS bus drivers are proud and devoted. We’re glad that this difficult time is now behind us and that we can continue moving forward and offer quality transit services to riders in the Saguenay,” said José-Nicolas Lopez, president of CUPE 3124.