The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority reached a new agreement with its main janitorial company to make 30 employees full time, according to an article on The Boston Globe website. The move would make making eligible to receive health insurance.

The deal with S.J. Services will save the MBTA an estimated $3.7 million over the previous contract, transit officials said in the article.

S.J. Services and a second janitorial firm contracted by the MBTA have drawn controversy by cutting the hours for dozens of their employees, making them ineligible for health insurance.

In response, the MBTA’s oversight board decided to consider new companies. S.J. Services was not one of the invited bidders but voluntarily submitted an offer.

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