NORTH BAY, ON, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Ontario Northland and the United
Steelworkers TC Local 1976 (USW TC Local 1976; United Steelworkers)
announced today that they have reached a tentative labour agreement.
The tentative agreement covers two (2) collective agreements and more
than 115 USW TC Local 1976 unionized employees working as customer
service sales agents, rail traffic controllers, locomotive engineers
"We are very pleased to have reached a tentative settlement with
employees represented by the United Steelworkers union," said Corina
Moore, Chief Operating Officer and lead negotiator. "We view this as an
example of labour and management working together for the benefit of
Ontario Northland and all of Northeastern Ontario."
"It's an excellent agreement," said Ron Marleau, VP of District 6 for TC
Local 1976 of the United Steelworkers. "This four year deal provides
stability and security for our members."
USW TC Local 1976 represents members who live and work throughout
Ontario Northland's Northeastern Ontario service territory, including
in the communities of Moosonee, Hearst, Cochrane, Timmins, Matheson,
Kirkland Lake, Englehart, New Liskeard and North Bay.
Details of the four year contracts will be presented to the USW TC Local
1976 membership at upcoming ratification meetings. Previous contracts
had expired on December 31, 2010.
"This tentative agreement demonstrates the strong commitment of our
employees to support the long term success and sustainability of
Ontario Northland at a time when the regional economy is extremely
difficult," commented Paul Goulet, President and CEO of Ontario
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:
Beverly Martin, Ontario Northland, 705.472.4500 or 800.363.7512 ext. 265; cell: 705.845.8884
Ron Marleau, VP District 6, United Steelworkers TC Local 1976, 705.495.4161 ext. 437; cell: 705.845.8004