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Ontario Northland workers ratify tentative agreement

Unifor Local 103 members working at Ontario Northland Transportation Commission ratify tentative agreement.

"This ratified agreement shows what a strong and united membership can accomplish at the bargaining table," said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. "Congratulations to the bargaining committee and to every Local 103 member for their dedication in achieving such a great collective agreement."

Unifor and Ontario Northland reach tentative agreement

NORTH BAY – Unifor Local 103 representing workers at Ontario Northland have reached a tentative agreement.

"Entering negotiations, we had one goal in mind: to negotiate an agreement that shows the true value of our members, and we believe this tentative agreement does exactly that," said Jeremy Rodgers, President of Unifor Local 103. "We would not have been able to negotiate this agreement without the solidarity and support of our membership."

Ontario Northland workers gear up for potential strike action

NORTH BAY - Workers at Ontario Northland are heading towards a strike deadline with a strong mandate for action, echoing a commitment to secure a fair collective agreement.

“Despite the challenges, our members have remained steadfast, demonstrating their resilience and determination to fight for what is just,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “It’s disheartening to see the disparity between the treatment of our hardworking members and the executive level’s payout.”

RailLine Volume 11 – Issue 9

Ontario Northland Bargaining Update

Dear Members,

As we approach the strike deadline on March 12, at 12:01 a.m., we want to update you on our efforts to secure a fair deal. 

Bargaining began last summer, focusing on improving benefits and wages, with the company showing willingness to enhance the package, pending approval from the Ontario Treasury Board. However, to date, we have yet to secure an agreement that truly reflects the value our members bring to Ontario Northland.

Unifor condemns CN Autoport's legal intimidation of striking workers

HALIFAX — Unifor condemns CN Autoport, for engaging in legal ploys to harass and intimidate workers engaged in peaceful strike action.

On the first day of a legal strike, Autoport sought an injunction that falsely accused Unifor Local 100 members of blocking access to International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) workers, a charge the union refutes.

RailLine Volume 11 – Issue 7

Autoport attempts to strike bust with use of scab labour

Autoport is attempting to strike bust with the use of scabs, some brought in from out of province, who are violating the legal picket line of Unifor Local 100 members who commenced strike action at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Autoport attempts to strike bust with use of scab labour

HALIFAX — Autoport is attempting to strike bust with the use of scabs, some brought in from out of province, who are violating the legal picket line of Unifor Local 100 members who commenced strike action at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

RailLine Volume 11 – Issue 5

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.