Ontario Northland and Teamsters Ratify Labour Agreement

NORTH BAY, ON, Sept. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Ontario Northland and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Division 910 representing motor coach operators, announced that they have ratified their labour agreement.

The four year agreement impacts 55 employees working as Motor Coach Operators, Operator Labourers and Dispatchers throughout Ontario Northland's Northeastern Ontario service territory. Highlights of the contract include wage increases effective January 1, 2013 (0.5% and COLA capped at 1.5%) and an additional 3% increase in the rate of pay as of January 1, 2014.

"We are very pleased to have reached a settlement with employees represented by the Teamsters," said Corina Moore, Chief Operating Officer and lead negotiator. "The union and the employees have shown tremendous commitment to the company."

"The gains made in this agreement will have an immediate and positive impact for our members," said Tony Wentzell, General Chairperson of the local Teamsters Division. "Teamsters Canada Rail Conference looks forward to continued partnership with the ONTC resulting in future bus service improvements for people across the north."

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 region.

SOURCE Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

For further information:

Media Inquiries:

Rebecca McGlynn, Ontario Northland, cell: 705.845.8005, email: rebecca.mcglynn@ontarionorthland.ca

Tony Wentzell, General Chairperson, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, Division 910 Motor Coach,
tel: 705.698.6474, email: 1161buschair@ontera.net


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