The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) was served with a 72-hour notice to strike by UNIFOR on October 18, 2023 for locals 4211, 4319, 4212, 4323 and 4320. The union intends to begin strike action as of 00:01 on Sunday, October 22, 2023.
The SLSMC remains committed to obtaining a fair settlement, and will continue to bargain in good faith with the assistance of a federally-appointed mediator. UNIFOR represents the Seaway’s 361 unionized employees.
As a result of UNIFOR’s strike notification, SLSMC has started implementing its detailed plans for an orderly and safe shutdown of the system within the 72-hour notice period. Should the unionized workers proceed with strike action, the St. Lawrence Seaway will be closed to all traffic.
For more information concerning the Seaway, please visit www.greatlakes-seaway.com.