Skip Navigation

Via Rail Canada - Potential Strike - July 22nd

Travel Forums North America Via Rail Canada - Potential Strike - July 22nd

1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

For those of you with plans to travel Canada by rail over the next few weeks, keep your eye on the newspaper. A potential strike date has been set by Via Rail for this Sunday.

With the contract negotiation deadline quickly approaching, the CAW will be issuing a strike notice to VIA Rail this afternoon, with the full support of VIA workers across the country. Members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike action, if necessary, by over 93 per cent.
The strike deadline has been set for July 22 at 00:01 (12:01) and the union has issued the notice to the company. The union remains optimistic that a dispute can be avoided but there are still many key issues outstanding.
Negotiations between the CAW and VIA Rail have been underway for the past number of weeks and have reconvened in Montreal since yesterday, July 16, and will continue to July 22. The parties are being assisted by two federal conciliators who were also present in previous meetings.

2. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 9y

Thanks for the alert.

I'm sure we can count on a walkout.

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

The CAW and Via Rail have reached an agreement, and the strike has been averted. Yay, the trains will still be running!