CPKC and TCRC Labour Negotiations Update

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Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) has filed a Notice of Dispute with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service requesting the appointment of a Federal Conciliation Officer to assist CPKC and both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) – Train & Engine (T&E) division and the TCRC – Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (RCTC) division in reaching negotiated collective agreements. This is a process available under the Canada Labour Code to help employers and unions achieve negotiated collective agreements and it was noted that Federal Conciliation has been required in nine of the 10 collective bargaining rounds of negotiations between the TCRC – T&E and CPKC since 1993. The latest collective bargaining negotiation session took place the week of January 29, 2024. Both CPKC and Union leadership remain far apart on the issues.

The TCRC – T&E represents CPKC’s roughly 3,200 locomotive engineers, conductors and train and yard workers, and the TCRC – RCTC represents approximately 80 rail traffic controllers, all in Canada. While the two TCRC collective agreements expired on December 31, 2023, they remain in effect under Canadian labour law until the parties reach new agreements.

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