Rail Negotiation Updates

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Unifor Local 101R filed a Notice of Dispute in its negotiations with Canadian Pacific (CP), requesting the assistance of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.  Unifor Local 101R represents 1,200 workers from British Columbia to Quebec, who service locomotives and freight cars, and produce track and freight car/locomotive components. The bargaining committee has reported that contract negotiations are moving productively and that economic packages will be discussed with the Federal Conciliator the week of January 9, 2023 in Vancouver.

Unifor Local 100 and Council 4000 bargaining committees have filed a request for conciliation in their contract talks with CN Rail.  Unifor’s national collective agreements with CN that cover the working conditions of more than 4,000 workers, expire on December 31, 2022. Local 100 represents locomotive and freight-car mechanics, electricians and apprentices. Council 4000 represents over 3,000 workers including workers at CN, Intermodal, CNTL and CN Savage Alberta Railway.  If conciliation is granted, a 60-day period will begin on January 1, 2023 and end on March 1. If no agreement is reached, the union could be in a legal strike position by March 22, 2023.

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