LiUNA-Represented Workers Strike ORCA

Written by Stephen C. Host
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On Dec. 9, maintenance-of-way workers represented by Labourers International Union North America (LiUNA) rejected an offer from the Ontario Railroad Contractors Association (ORCA) and began a strike at midnight.

ORCA is whom LiUNA members are striking against, and LiUNA members have withdrawn services to ORCA member companies that perform work for various area railroads, Metrolinx among them. Management has been called to maintain track, signals and other wayside equipment  performed by workers from such contractors as PNR Railworks, A&B Rail and OWS Railroad Construction.

Pictured is a picket line set up at PNR Railworks Guelph maintenance facility, which performs m/w on the west end of Metrolinx’s Toronto area territory, including the GO Transit Kitchener Line.

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