October 3, 2011 / 12:57 PM / 6 years ago

St Lawrence Seaway, union reach deal

TORONTO (Reuters) - The union representing workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, a shipping route connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, said it has reached an agreement with management early this morning to avoid a potential strike.

On Friday, the Canadian Auto Workers union, which represents 475 of the 575 Seaway workers, said a strike could begin at noon on Monday.

The parties have been negotiating since May. Members will vote on the agreement, with ratification meetings to be held over the next three weeks, the union said.

Reporting by Julie Gordon, editing by Gerald E. McCormick

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