The contract will affect 300 workers on the bi-level production line. In all, 20 rail-cars will be built, valued at $2.2 million each. Canadian Auto Workers Union local representative Paul Pugh says this new contract will keep the workers on the line until the TTC contract begins.
''If it hadn't been for these twenty cars there would've been a temporary lay-off of a substantial number of people because the subway car line is still not ready to go into production.''
The construction of new TTC subway cars is scheduled to begin in late fall.