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Unifor and CN Begin Talks

By Adam Riley Oct 20, 2022 | 3:35 AM

Bargaining for a new collective agreement between Unifor and CN is underway.

A total of 36 hundred workers with Local 100 and Council 4000 are represented by the union, those workers include mechanics, crane operators, machinists and electricians, as well as clerical and administration, customer support and fleet mechanics. All Unifor workers in the two entities are covered by five separate collective agreements – four of which will be negotiated during this current round of bargaining.

Both sides exchanged proposals and have agreed to meet and continue negotiations in November and December. The union proposals include but are not limited to enhancements in wages and benefits and addressing the on-going issue of contracting out unionized work.

“While they have been cutting thousands of jobs over the last few years, shareholder dividends and executive compensation has, nevertheless, continued to increase,” said Daniel Cloutier, Unifor Quebec Director. “With high inflation rates CN must put the needs of workers first.”

The current collective agreement will expire on December 31st.

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