MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor is opening negotiations with CN
Rail this morning in Montreal, kicking off contract talks for
approximately 5,000 workers across the country.
Unifor National President Jerry Dias opened negotiations, expressing
that the union expects this new contract will bring a fair agreement
that recognizes Unifor members' efforts in making CN the wealthy
company it is today.
"CN is very profitable and continues to enjoy high productivity gains,"
said Dias. "In this round of negotiations, we will be looking to ensure
our members share in the improvements that they had a part in creating.
We're feeling optimistic and determined to get this deal done. "
Unifor has five collective agreements with CN Rail, which cover
mechanics, clerical workers, excavator operators, and truck drivers.
Unifor Local 100 represents skilled trades in mechanical shops and
Unifor Council 4000 represents intermodal, clerical, mechanics and
owner operators. All agreements expire on December 31. Unifor is the
largest union at CN.
Negotiations will continue next month.
Unifor represents 12,500 rail workers across Canada, and more than
305,000 members across the country in every economic sector. The
current collective agreement expires on December 31, 2014. Unifor
opened negotiations with CP Rail on Wednesday, September 17 in
For further information:
Unifor National Rail Industry Director Brian Stevens 416-567-8281 or firstname.lastname@example.org