The labour dispute between First Canada and the union representing bus drivers in the Cowichan Valley has been tentatively settled.

BC Transit has issued a news release saying any potential job action has been delayed as a result of a tentative agreement reached today (Tues) by both parties.

The tentative agreement still requires formal ratification by both sides but in the meantime regular transit services will continue as scheduled.

The labour dispute is between BC Transit’s contractor, First Canada, and their unionized employees.

First Canada operates the fixed-route service in the Cowichan Valley and Ladysmith, as well as the commuter service connecting the Cowichan Valley and Victoria.