Strike Could Shut Down VIA Rail Monday
Friday June 10th, 2016
Posted at 11:17am
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VIA Rail says that they have received notice that UNIFOR, who represents more than 1,800 employees who work in stations, telephone sales offices, maintenance centres and administrative offices, intends to exercise its strike mandate at 12:01am on June 13th, 2016 should no agreement be reached by that time.
With the assistance of government’s conciliators, VIA Rail and the union are currently negotiating new collective agreements which expired on December 31st, 2015.
In the event of a strike, VIA says all services would be interrupted.
VIA says that if you absolutely need to travel, you should modify your plans and find alternative transportation before the departure date indicated on your ticket. You can exchange your ticket for travel at a later date or get a full refund without any service fees, if at least one segment for travel between June 13th and June 19th, 2016 .