CAW Reaches Tentative Agreements with the St. Lawrence Seaway

October 3, 2011, 7:30 AM EST

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The CAW has reached new tentative agreements with St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation early this morning, avoiding a possible strike. The CAW represents supervisory, operations, maintenance and headquarters workers in at the corporation in Ontario and Quebec.

The two sides were working to avoid a possible strike, set for today at noon.

Ratification meetings will be scheduled over the coming days and will occur over the next two weeks, where members can vote on the new contracts. Details of the agreement and the vote will be released following the completion of the meetings. 

Members of the CAW bargaining committees involved in the negotiations unanimously recommend acceptance of the new three year agreements. The committees are pleased that a disruption to shipping on the Seaway system was avoided.

CAW Locals 4211, 4212, 4319, 4320 and 4324 represent 475 St. Lawrence Seaway workers across the Seaway system in Ontario and Quebec.

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