Local 1976 USW Ratify New Collective Agreement with Ontario Northland

NORTH BAY, ON, March 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (Ontario Northland) and the United Steelworkers Union Local 1976 (Local 1976 USW) announced today the ratification of a new five year collective agreement, with 88% of members voting in favour.

"I am very pleased that the members of Local 1976 USW overwhelmingly voted in favour of this agreement," said Corina Moore, Interim President and CEO. "This collective agreement is a result of months of discussions with USW about the future of Ontario Northland and the changes required in order to ensure sustainability. I applaud the members of USW for their commitment to building a positive future for Ontario Northland."

"We were able to negotiate a fair agreement for our members with 88% voting in favour of acceptance," said Ron Marleau, VP of District 6 for TC Local 1976 of the United Steelworkers. "It is always a good indicator when the membership shows such strong support for an agreement. This five year deal represents stability and security for our members, as well as the company and our customers."

Local 1976 USW represents 100 employees working in the areas of rail traffic control, customer service and sales, as well as, train operations (Locomotive Engineers and Conductors).

Transformation of Ontario Northland is underway and the unions and employees have an important and vital role in shaping a sustainable future for the organization. This agreement is an important step in creating a revitalized organization.

SOURCE Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

For further information: about Ontario Northland please contact: Rebecca McGlynn, Director of Marketing and Communications, rebecca.mcglynn@ontarionorthland.ca, Tel: 705.472.4500 or 1.800.363.7512 ext. 529, cell 705.845.8005; Ron Marleau, VP District 6, United Steelworkers TC Local 1976, MARLEAU@1976usw.ca, Tel: 705.495.4161 ext 437, cell 705.845.8004

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