Unifor Local 103 is in bargaining with the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission. The local represents more than 350 workers in who work a variety of classifications, including clerical, on-board passenger train service, yard office, stores, mechanical and hotel staff.
On Tuesday, November 27 , Unifor Local 103's Bargaining Committee officially opened negotiations with the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) to renew and amend our five collective agreements. All five agreements expire on December 31, 2018.
"Your bargaining committee has never been so determined to make reasonable gains in all our Unifor Collective Agreements at Ontario Northland,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
“This year has been a very busy year, with the transfer of our pension plan, layoffs and the continued transformation of our shops. And with the introduction of new technologies in all our agreements, this will all make for a crucial round of bargaining,” said Andy Mitchell, President of Local 103. “Our members submitted their bargaining surveys and sent a clear message to the bargaining committee as to what their priorities are for this round.”
During Tuesday’s session, Unifor presented and explained their various bargaining proposals to the Company. On Wednesday, ONTC will present theirs.
Negotiations will continue through to Thursday.
Local 103 Bargaining Committee:
Andy Mitchell – President
Jane Krajc – Vice President, Agreement 1 Bargaining Committee Rep (Clerical)
Valerie Kennedy – Agreement 4 Bargaining Committee Rep (Stores & Transportation)
Tina Irwin – Agreement 5 Bargaining Committee Rep (Passenger Rail Services)
Julie Fasano – Agreement 9 Bargaining Committee Rep (Cochrane Station Inn)
Michel Lavergne – Agreement 12 Unit Chair
Andrew Chapman – Agreement 12 Bargaining Committee Rep (Cochrane Shops)
Andrew Jackson – Agreement 12 Bargaining Committee Rep (North Bay Shops)
Barry Kennedy – National Representative, Unifor