Teamsters reach tentative agreement with
Published: December 7, 2007
Ontario Northland and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, representing
the Company’s motor coach operators, announced today that they have
reached a tentative labour agreement.
“We are very pleased to have reached a tentative settlement with
Teamsters,” said Beverly Martin, chief communications officer with the
Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.
“We are anxious to resume full motor coach operations as soon as
possible and apologize once again to all of our customers, who have been
inconvenienced by this recent labour disruption.”
“The motor coach operators are dedicated professionals who came to the
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to provide the representation necessary
to make a variety of improvements within their collective agreement.
While this strike has been difficult for the people of this region, we
believe this settlement is fair to the union members and we are proud to
represent such professionals in the transportation industry,” said
Douglas Finnson, vice president, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference.
Details of the 52 month contract, which is retroactive to Sept. 1, 2006
and expires Dec. 31, 2010, are being withheld pending presentation to
the Teamsters membership, which includes 50 ONTC motor coach operators
working in North Bay, Timmins and Sudbury. Ratification meetings are
currently being scheduled.
Ontario Northland will be working to resume full motor coach services
early next week. Additional information will be communicated as it
becomes available, through the media and on the company’s web site, at