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VIA And Caw Reach Tentative Agreement Potential Strike Averted


Montreal - VIA Rail Canada has announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers, thus avoiding the possibility of a strike that could have begun on Sunday, July 22, 2007. The union represents off-train, on-train, office and maintenance employees.

“VIA is very pleased with the outcome of negotiations. We believe that the settlement is good for our employees, and that it will assure the stability of our operations for the next three years,” said Paul Côté, President and CEO of VIA Rail Canada. “This is good news for Canadian rail passengers.”

VIA Rail Canada operates passenger rail services across the country on behalf of the Government of Canada. Serving more than 450 communities coast-to-coast, VIA’s goal is to provide Canadians with a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible passenger service. For more details on VIA Rail Canada’s products, services and fares contact VIA Rail Canada at 888 VIA RAIL (842-7245), 800 268-9350 (hearing impaired), visit, or contact your travel agent.


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