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Locked Out CUPE Employees Sign Agreement After 114 Days

Photo Credit: CUPE 7000

It has taken 114 days to reach an agreement, but the Southern Railway and CUPE 7000 employees have finally reached an agreement.

The 126 employees of the Southern Railway have reached a tentative agreement with the U.S.-owned company, ending a lockout that began on January 5th. Details of the agreement have not been released as members still need to hold a ratification vote on Monday, May 4th.

The two sides returned to the bargaining table on March 30th and during the 114-day lockout, Southern Railway managers operated the system. Back in January, CUPE 7000 employees raised concerns over safety issues after a video surfaced showing trains being operated dangerously.



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