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SLSMC announces ratification of collective agreement

November 3, 2023
By Canadian Manufacturing
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Unifor members at the St. Lawrence Seaway at the start of their strike action (CNW Group/Unifor)

CORNWALL, ON – The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) has announced the ratification of a three-year collective agreement with its 360 unionized employees represented by Unifor.

“The collective agreement reflects the important contributions Seaway employees make every day to keep this critical transportation corridor moving and delivering for local, regional and binational economies,” said SLSMC president and CEO Terence Bowles. “In particular we thank employees for their hard work and cooperation in recent days to support the safe and efficient reopening of the Seaway to shipping traffic.”

The SLSMC stated that since the resumption of navigation at 7 a.m. on October 30, “SLSMC teams have worked together with marine industry partners to clear the backlog of waiting vessels throughout the system,” with the re-opening plan fully implemented on Nov. 1.

Source: St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation/CNW.