VANCOUVER, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - After more than 14 months, Rocky
Mountaineer is pleased to announce that its labour dispute involving
Teamsters Local 31, the union that represents 103 onboard staff, has
now come to an end. On Saturday, September 8, 2012, the membership
ratified the new three year contract, which was recommended by the
union as negotiated.
"We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with the union that is
fair, appropriate for the current economic climate and ensures we
remain a strong company for years to come," says Ian Robertson,
Spokesperson for Rocky Mountaineer. "This resolution could not have
come at a better time as we turn our attention to 2013 and a number of
our exciting initiatives including the launch of our new Coastal
Passage route into the U.S. and expansion of our new SilverLeaf
Over the course of the next few weeks, the returning unionized team will
undergo a significant amount of re-training, allowing them time to ramp
up to full performance. Returning workers could be back on the job as
soon as Friday, September 21, 2012.
The labour unrest has been ongoing since June 22, 2011. The previous
contract expired on December 31, 2010.
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About Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer offers over 45 Canadian vacation packages and four
unique rail routes, rich in history and natural wonders, through
British Columbia and Alberta. This world renowned, luxurious train
travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada's West and is the
best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies, a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. Over the past 22 years, Rocky Mountaineer has grown to
become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North
America and has welcomed more than one million guests onboard from
around the world. In 2011, Rocky Mountaineer received more industry
awards for service excellence than any other year in its history.
Winning its sixth World Travel Award in 2011 as "World's Leading Travel
Experience by Train," Rocky Mountaineer has also been recognized by
National Geographic as one of the "World's Greatest Trips."
SOURCE: Rocky Mountaineer
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