Via Rail Strike? 1,800 Employees Could Walk Off Job As Early As Monday

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MONTREAL — Via Rail says it's received notice that one of its unions could go on strike as early as Monday.

The Montreal-based passenger rail service got the 72-hour notice from Unifor, which represents 1,800 Via employees who work in stations, telephone sales offices, maintenance centres and administrative offices.

Via notes that the notice is part of normal negotiations under federal law and doesn't necessarily mean there will be a strike or lockout.

The earliest service disruptions could begin would be Monday just after midnight.

In the meantime, Via says no trains are affected by the strike notice and the two sides are working to reach an agreement.

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