Jun 10, 2016
By Michael Kramer
Unifor represents 1,800 Via employees – who work in areas including passenger stations, maintenance, and administrative offices.
Via says the notice is part of normal negotiations under federal law – and it doesn’t necessarily mean there will be a strike or lockout.
The earliest Via service disruptions could begin Monday just after midnight.
Via carries about 10,000 passengers a day, on average.
The government owned company says – if a strike begins, trains in transit would complete their trips – before all services would be suspended for the duration of the strike – and until normal operations can safely resume.
Negotiations began on October 30th and are now in mediation.