February 5, 1998
(Works, Services and Transportation)
The Minister of Works, Services and
Transportation is advising the motoring public to exercise
caution in making plans to travel on the province's highways.
Government has not reached a collective agreement
with its Maintenance and Operational Services (MOS) employees,
represented by NAPE, and winter snow clearing and ice control
crews can go on strike at any time without notice. "A
contingency plan is in place to maintain the Trans Canada Highway
and the main highway thoroughfares in the province. However, we
will be operating at a reduced capacity," said Minister
Lloyd Matthews. "Management employees and designated
essential employees will maintain the highways as best they can.
Drivers, however, should be prepared for some reductions in
services in the event of a strike."
Motorists are therefore advised to have
appropriate contingency plans in place in the event that NAPE
does go on strike.
For information on road conditions in the
province, drivers should call the district offices before
|Avalon: (709) 729-2391
||Central: (709) 292-4300
|Eastern: (709) 466-4160
||Western: (709) 634-4100
Contact: Jill Sooley, (709) 729-3015