The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced that it agreed with UNIFOR on November 1 to refer certain important issues to binding arbitration. UNIFOR represents the Corporation’s 460 unionized employees. This agreement also suspends the right to strike or lockout, ensuring that shippers will continue to benefit from uninterrupted navigation until March 31, 2018.

Terence Bowles, President and CEO of SLSMC, said “I am very pleased that we have reached this agreement, which enables navigation on the Seaway to continue without interruption”.