Via Rail and union workers have reached a tentative agreement.
Last week Unifor 4000, which represents the workers, voted overwhelmingly for strike action if a deal wasn’t reached by midnight eastern Sunday night.
A tentative agreement was struck shortly before midnight.
— Barry Kennedy (@PrezUnifor4000) June 12, 2016
The earlier strike warning prompted the company to warn passengers they might not have a ride Monday.
In a notice to travellers posted on Via’s website, the company warned a strike could interrupt service.
“If you absolutely need to travel, we suggest that you modify your plans and find alternative transportation before the departure date indicated on your ticket. You can exchange your ticket for travel at a later date or get a full refund without any service fees, if at least one segment for travel between June 13 and June 19, 2016.”
Unifor 4000’s 1,800 employees who work in stations, telephone sales, maintenance centres, and administrative offices, have been without a contract since their collective agreement expired on December 31st.