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St. Lawrence Seaway strike averted with tentative CAW deal


MONTREAL, Que. — The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced today it has reached a tentative collective agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers which represents the Corporation’s 475 unionized employees.

The agreement, which was reached following bargaining which extended through the weekend, is subject to ratification by the union membership.

Details of the agreement will not be released pending ratification.

Terence Bowles, President and CEO of the SLSMC, indicated that the conclusion of the bargaining process will allow ships to continue transiting the waterway without interruption.