Strike averted at Via Rail

Unionized employees agree to three-year deal

Unionized employees at Via Rail have agreed to three year contract, averting a possible strike at the rail company. “It is an excellent agreement for our members. We’ve been bargaining since January, but it’s clear we couldn’t do it without the pressure of a deadline,” said Bob Chernecki, assistant to the Canadian Auto Workers president. The union represents 2,200 employees, including on-board attendants, station attendants, and office workers. The union’s strike notice was set to expire Sunday at midnight.

Montreal Gazette