CAW Reaches Tentative Agreements Covering St. Lawrence Seaway.

October 14, 2008, 11:46 AM EST

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St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation and its supervisory, operations, maintenance and headquarters workers represented by the CAW in Ontario and Quebec have reached tentative agreement on three new collective agreements with the Corporation.

As a result of these tentative agreements reached Thanksgiving Day, no labour dispute will occur on the St. Lawrence Seaway system at this time.

Ratification of the agreements will be scheduled over the next 10 days and results of the ratification votes will be announced after all locals have voted.

Members of the CAW-TCA bargaining committees involved in the negotiations are unanimous in recommending their membership accept the new agreements and are very pleased that a disruption to work and shipping on the Seaway was avoided.

Details outlining improvements to current contracts will be made public once the information has been communicated to CAW-TCA union members.

CAW Locals 4211, 4212, 4319, 4320 and 4324 represent 475 St. Lawrence Seaway workers.

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