VIA PLANS TO SUSPEND OPERATIONS IN PREPARATION STRIKE
With a 72-hour strike notice now issued by the union representing some 2,400 VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) employees working in its stations, on board its trains, in its maintenance centres, the VIA Customer Centre, and administrative offices, VIA Rail may be forced to suspend its services across its network at 12:01 a.m. (ET) on July 11, 2022 should no agreement be reached by that time.
As part of the usual collective agreement renewal process, and with the assistance of conciliators, VIA Rail and Unifor will continue to negotiate. VIA Rail remains committed to holding these negotiations in good faith in an effort to reach a new agreement without any disruption of service before the deadline.
Affected passengers may change their reservation at no cost (service charges will be waived during this time) or may opt for a full refund of unused tickets.