Seaway workers ratify new three year deal

Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System

Workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway have ratified a new three year deal.

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation announcing that the new three year collective agreement was accepted by the 360 unionized employees represented by Unifor. 

SLSMC President and CEO Terence Bowles says, "The collective agreement reflects the important contributions Seaway employees make every day to keep this critical transportation corridor moving and delivering for local, regional and binational economies."

Officials say they have been working to clear the backlog of waiting vessels throughout the system.

Management says over the coming weeks they will continue to take measures to maximize the movement of vessels carrying essential cargo along the Seaway.