(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.

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The increases represent the first raises for the drivers since July 2018.

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The contract, which would take effect July 1, still requires approval by the Detroit City Council.

Contract provisions include:

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  • 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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