Reports on the Nugget are saying the ONTC cut 21 jobs yesterday. 11 people in clerical jobs were laid of, as well as two painters, three support staff, and five rail mechanics. A temporary reduction in work was the cited reason.

The news comes a few days following the layoff of a pipe fitter.

Ontario Northland announced the layoff of 11 shop painters last September and eight clerical positions as a result of the province’s decision to sell Ontera.