Friday, June 14, 2013

VIA Rail Canada, union reach tentative accord

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VIA Rail Canada announced Friday, June 14, 2013, that it has reached an agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, which represents some 2,200 service, sales office and maintenance personnel.

The tentative accord comes before a looming deadline of 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 15, set by CAW on June 4, when it gave a strike notice to VIA Rail, as required by law

VIA Rail said with the tentative pact in place, it will continue to operate according to its regular schedule. Customers with inquiries concerning their travel plans may contact 1 888 VIA-RAIL (842-7245), 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired), or check VIA Rail's website at viarail.ca.