But fight not over, union warns, saying job security issue not addressed
The mass dismissals followed a company-wide round of performance reviews
Canada’s largest railway has managed to avoid strike action after coming to a last-minute settlement with union representatives.
Union representatives issued a 72-hour notice over the weekend which means staff could legally walk off the job on Tuesday.
A union alliance representing about 175,000 workers launched an unlimited general strike on Wednesday.
The transport company rolled out its controversial drug and alcohol testing policy this week with “disappointing” results.
Animals were being cared for by management on Thursday after more than 400 employees walked off the job.
The deal comes after nine months of “intense” negotiations.
The major car manufacturer is expected to make the expansion next year, according to union officials.
Employees have voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike as their union continues to bargain for a new collective agreement.
The aviators have renewed efforts to form a union following an unsuccessful attempt in 2015.