Within the last two weeks, Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL) has issued permanent layoff notices to members with the request that they sign a severance/release notice absolving NTCL from further action.

After some discussions with the employer, UCTE/PSAC legal counsel has received notification that NTCL will issue revised severance and release statements with revised submission dates to all impacted employees sometime next week.  Therefore, the PSAC/UCTE advises affected members NOT to sign or submit the previously issued severance offers and release forms.

Furthermore, we have been advised that NTCL legal counsel will attest, in writing, that the proposed release statements will not impact on employee pension claims.