October 13, 2023 | Circular No. 11581

Dear Member,

Further to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation’s “Seaway Notice #9 – 2023” issued on Oct 11, we have been in regular contact with management at the Seaway in order to obtain more information and seek formal clarification whether or not management has the ability to maintain any level of operations in the event of a strike.  We have learned that this is indeed possible, and have asked the Seaway to conduct a virtual information session for our members on Oct 16 at 0830 EST to outline the protocols and also provide a general update on the status of negotiations with the union.

You may receive this invitation directly from the Seaway, but we will monitor the invitee list and forward the meeting planner to anyone we think may have been missed. If you want to attend this session and do not receive anything by close of business today, please reach out to me directly and I will forward the meeting planner to you.


Chris Hall
President & CEO