VIA Rail strike averted after tentative deal reached with union

June 13, 2016

From CBC News

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Via Rail and the union representing roughly 1,800 of its workers narrowly avoided a strike at the eleventh hour that would have led to service interruptions across the country.

In a statement posted on its website Sunday night, Via Rail announced it had reached a tentative agreement with the workers’ union.

“Via Rail Canada is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Unifor, the union representing the large portion of Via Rail’s employees who work in stations, customer centres, maintenance centres, on board trains as well as administrative personnel,” the Montreal-based passenger rail service wrote.

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