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Friday, February 28, 2014

New ONTC Plan Submitted to Government

The ONTC management and the ONTC unions have submitted their joint business proposal to the Ontario Government. The proposal, which outlines how to sustain a more efficient ONTC into the future, was requested by the province earlier this year. The North Bay Nugget has a very good summary of the situation (although the actual report is confidential at this point), while Bay Today has released the statement from Michael Gravelle's office.

This development is significant for several reasons. Firstly, it marks the first real cooperation between management and the unions, parties which until now have been kept separate by the government. Also, it adds weight to the claims that transformation is the preferred way forward, rather than divestment.

It is expected that the government will decide whether to act on the plan within the next few weeks.

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