Le Lézard
Classified in: Transportation
Subjects: LBR, AVO

Unifor opens VIA Rail bargaining with eyes on real gains for members in passenger rail

MONTREAL, Oct. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Unifor's VIA Rail locals open bargaining in Montreal as contracts near expiration for more than 2,000 members. 

"Unifor members are looking forward to delivering the highest quality service for passengers today, and through the next generation of rail infrastructure," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "These bargaining teams are experienced, and ready to represent workers in the fight for a fair contract."

Unifor represents maintenance workers, on-board service personnel, chefs, sales agents and customer service staff at VIA Rail.

"As we look toward a greener future with increased use of passenger rail, Unifor's goal is to ensure that jobs in the sector remain good jobs with fair pay, decent benefits, and a dignified retirement," said Renaud Gagné, Unifor Quebec Director.

Members identified a number of key issues in this contract negotiation, including a strengthened pension plan, an end to contracting out, and made-in-Canada fleet sourcing.

The current collective agreements expire on December 31, 2019. No strike vote has been taken.

Unifor is also calling for a national transportation strategy with supporting legislation for VIA to promote a safe, affordable, accessible and environmentally friendly transportation system from the Maritimes to the Corridor, including South Western Ontario,  and the Western Prairies, all the way to British Columbia.


These press releases may also interest you

at 01:03
Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, today summarized its first half 2021 business highlights, including revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2021....

4 aoû 2021
Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen, S.A., a sociedad anónima organized under the laws of the Republic of Panama (the "Issuer"), offered to purchase for cash (the "Tender Offer") from each registered holder (each, a "Holder" and, collectively, the...

4 aoû 2021
Thales and Dah Chong Hong ? Dragonair Airport GSE Service Ltd. (DAS) announced that they have been selected by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government through global open tender exercise to deploy...

4 aoû 2021
The airport non-aeronautical revenue market size is expected to increase by USD 26.25 billion during 2021-2025, registering a CAGR of about 7% during the forecast period....

4 aoû 2021
Returning to the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports team, CarParts.com, Inc. ("CarParts.com") kicks off their first of three primary races in the month of August, leading Michael McDowell into the NASCAR Playoffs in September. CarParts.com will be the...

4 aoû 2021
Canoo Inc. , a company developing breakthrough purpose-built electric vehicles (EVs) with a proprietary and highly versatile platform architecture, today announced that it plans to report its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30,...

News published on 25 october 2019 at 18:08 and distributed by: