RailLine Volume 11 – Issue 5

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An ariel view of the Autoport lot

Autoport Tentative Agreement Results & Our Collective Path Forward

Dear Members,

We wish to inform you that the tentative agreement presented for ratification has not been accepted by our membership. This decision underscores the collective resolve to seek terms that better reflect our contributions and the value we bring to Autoport.

In response to this outcome, the Union has taken the immediate step of contacting the conciliation officer to communicate the results of the vote. We have formally requested the filing of a 'no board' report with the Province of Nova Scotia. This action initiates a 14-day cooling-off period, a crucial phase as we reassess our position and strategize our next steps.

Please be reminded, in accordance with the labour laws of Nova Scotia, either party must provide a 48-hour notice before engaging in any strike action or implementing a lockout. This regulation ensures transparency and preparedness for all involved parties.

As we move forward, it is essential that we stand united and prepared for all possibilities, including the potential of a strike or facing a lockout. This period will be used to strengthen our strategies and ensure that our collective voice is heard, loud and clear. We encourage every member to remain engaged, informed, and ready to mobilize should the need arise.

The Union is committed to defending the rights and interests of our members. We believe that through solidarity, persistence, and a clear vision, we can achieve an agreement that truly recognizes our worth and contributions.

Stay tuned for further updates, and do not hesitate to reach out to your Union representatives should you have any questions or need support.

Together, we are stronger.

In solidarity, 

Your Autoport Bargaining Committee

Media Contact

Hamid Osman

National Communications Representative