ONTC services to those in mining, forestry and freight may aren’t affected by the lockout, at least not yet.
ONTC is responsible for the transportation of mining and forestry employees in the Northeast to remote jobsites.
President of FONOM, Al Spacek says Ontario Northland plays a major role in the Northeast.
He says he’s hopeful both parties will return to the negotiating table soon as contracted replacement workers are not the answer to the lockout.
Almost 200 employees, including the UNIFOR rail workers in Cochrane have been affected.