A five year agreement has been reached between the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
It's the smallest union of the five that ONTC negotiates with, consisting of just four members.
“We are very pleased that an agreement has been reached with the IBEW. This group has shown tremendous leadership and commitment to the company in coming to an agreement,” said Corina Moore, President and CEO. “Our unions and employees have an important and vital role in shaping a sustainable future for Ontario Northland. Thank you to both bargaining teams for producing a positive result for employees and the company.”
“This five year deal acknowledges the unique skills of our membership and provides further job stability for duration of the agreement,” said Steve Martin, Senior General Chairman of System Council No.11 of the IBEW. “Our bargaining team worked hard and we are proud that the agreement was ratified.”
IBEW represents the unionized employees who are responsible for maintaining and repairing the signal system, highway grade crossing protection and electronic train scanning equipment along Ontario Northland’s rail line.
Two unions remain without an agreement, the Teamster Motor Coach has 50 members who drive the buses are still negotiating but are without a contract. Unifor local 103 remains locked out. They work at rail and bus maintenance centres.
There are 303 employees represented by Unifor at Ontario Northland and 191 of them are represented by Agreement 12 and are impacted by the lockout.
Rebecca McGlynn, Director of Marketing and Communications says nothing has changed with Unifor and no new talks are scheduled.