A lockout at Ontario Northland isn’t going to affect rail services, at least not yet. President of the Federation Of Northern Ontario Municipalities, Al Spacek says many services are status quo. The locked out workers are maintenance staff, and the rail freight operators are still on the job.

Spacek says the ONTC is an important part of the economy in the north, so he says he hopes  hoping both groups head back to the negotiating table soon. The ONTC gets mining and forestry workers to remote areas. Almost 200 employees are locked out in North Bay and Cochrane.

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