NORTH BAY, ON, May 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Ontario Northland and the Canadian
Auto Workers Local 103 announced that they have reached a tentative
"After extended negotiations, we are very happy to have reached a
tentative agreement with the employees represented by the Canadian Auto
Workers union," said Corina Moore, Chief Operating Officer and lead
negotiator. "It is clear that the CAW understands the economic
situation of Ontario Northland and is doing their part to help ensure
"We would like to thank our membership for their strong show of support
for our union and bargaining committee," said Brian Kelly, President of
CAW Local 103.
CAW Local 103 represents members who live and work throughout Ontario
Northland's Northeastern Ontario service territory. The union
represents over 400 Ontario Northland employees ranging from clerical,
on board service, shop craft, hotel staff, as well as, stores and yard
Details of the three year tentative agreement will be presented to the
CAW Local 103 membership at upcoming ratification meetings.
"This significant agreement with the CAW is a milestone for Ontario
Northland labour relations and clearly demonstrates the high level of
commitment of both parties to work together through challenging times
to sustain the organization for the future," stated Paul Goulet,
President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ontario Northland, an Agency of the Province of Ontario, was established
in 1902 and is a recognized leader in promoting sustainable economic
growth by establishing and operating transportation and
telecommunication links, primarily in Northeastern Ontario. With more
than 1,000 employees who live and work in the North, Ontario Northland
and the economic activity it stimulates, has a dramatic impact in the
SOURCE Ontario Northland Transportation Commission
For further information:
Rebecca McGlynn, Ontario Northland, 705.472.4500 or 800.363.7512 ext. 529; cell: 705.845.8005.
Brian Kelly, President, Canadian Auto Workers Local 103, 705.471.5263