CP, Unifor Reach Tentative Collective AgreementWritten by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Canadian Pacific (CP) on Jan 13 reported reaching a tentative collective agreement with Unifor on a new contract for Canada-based mechanical employees.
The previous collective agreement with Unifor—Canada’s largest private-sector union, which represents some 1,200 CP employees responsible for maintaining railcars and locomotives at 18 locations from British Columbia to Quebec—expired Dec. 31, 2022. Negotiations have been ongoing since September 2022.
“We thank Unifor for working collaboratively with us throughout this process,” said CP President and CEO Keith Creel, who noted that the tentative agreement “is a testament to the hard work, collaboration and commitment of both sides.”
CP said details will not be released publicly until the agreement has been ratified.
Unifor represents more than 315,000 members across the country, “working in every major sector of the Canadian economy,” according to the union.