VIA Rail Canada receives strike notice


MONTREAL, Canada – VIA Rail Canada is confirming receipt of a strike notice from UNIFOR, the union that represents 1,800 of 2,500 of its employees who work in stations, telephone sales offices, maintenance centres and administrative offices.

This mandatory 72-hour advance notice is part of the normal process of negotiations for the renewal of collective agreements. It opens the door to possible service interruptions beginning June 13 at 00:01, Eastern Standard Time.

VIA Rail and UNIFOR are continuing to bargain with the assistance of government mediators. The parties are working hard to reach an agreement before the deadline. Currently, no trains are affected by this strike notice.