RailLine Volume 8, Issue 9

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Unifor was prepared to open bargaining with VIA Rail virtually on Thursday, October 21, 2021 with contracts for more than 2,000 members set to expire on December 31, 2021.

Bargaining dates for the first two weeks of November were secured and agreed to by VIA Rail for Local 100 and Council 4000.

VIA Rail has since notified us that they are not prepared to open bargaining today and won’t be ready until the week of November 21st.

Although we are disappointed, both bargaining committees will continue to work diligently on the membership’s behalf to secure a fair collective agreement for all.

This newsletter and our current campaign page are your best source for up-to-date information: unifor.org/viabargaining.

The union does not bargain in public, but we will use these tools to update you as often as possible. We would ask all members to not listen to the Employer for updates, or entertain rumours that may come up during the bargaining process. Please reach out to your local union representatives for additional information or with questions.

We would like to thank the membership for their continuing show of support.

In solidarity,

Local 100 Bargaining Committee
Council 4000 Bargaining Committee