MONTREAL, April 8 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada has announced that a
tentative four-year agreement has been reached with the Teamsters
Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), representing VIA's locomotive engineers.
The agreement must be ratified by union members.
"VIA is pleased that the parties have come to an agreement without any
impact on our services," said Marc Laliberté, VIA's President and Chief
Executive Officer. "I would like to thank VIA's team and our colleagues
in the TCRC leadership for arriving at this agreement. This is good
news for our customers, our employees and Canadians".
The new contract, when ratified, will be effective until December 31,
About VIA Rail Canada
As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate
is to provide efficient and cost-effective passenger transportation to
Canadian travelers - in both official languages. Every week VIA
operates 503 intercity, transcontinental and regional trains linking
450 communities across its 12,500-kilometre route network. The demand
for VIA services is growing as travellers increasingly turn to train
travel as a safe and reliable alternative to congested roads and
airports. VIA safely transports over four million passengers annually.
For more information about VIA, please visit www.viarail.ca or follow VIA on Twitter at twitter.com/via_rail.
SOURCE VIA RAIL CANADA INC.
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