Unifor reaches agreements with CN. Pictured: CN master bargaining committee. (CNW Group/Unifor)

Labor Agreements Ratified at CN, CSX, Metrolink

CN has reached new collective agreements with Unifor, its largest union, covering approximately 3,000 Canadian employees. Also, the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Transportation Division B&O (SMART-TD B&O) has ratified a

Unifor reaches tentative agreements with CN. (Photograph Courtesy of Unifor)

CN, Unifor Reach Tentative Agreements

CN on March 20 reported reaching new tentative collective agreements with Unifor, its largest union, covering approximately 3,000 Canadian employees working in departments such as Mechanical, Intermodal and Facility Management as well as in clerical positions.

(Photograph Courtesy of CN, via Twitter)

CN: Paid Sick Leave for IAMAW, NCFO, SMART-MD, IBB

CN is the fourth Class I to offer paid sick leave to U.S. craft railroaders. On March, it reported reaching an agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW); National Conference of Fireman and Oilers (NCFO); International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Mechanical Department (SMART-MD); and International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Blacksmiths (IBB) in the U.S.

Unifor Ratifies New Labor Agreement With CP

Canadian Pacific (CP) announced Feb. 16 that Unifor members have ratified a new two-year collective agreement covering approximately 1,200 CP mechanical employees in Canada. The new contract will expire in Dec. 31, 2024.

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People News: NCRR, MARTA, Unifor, AITX

The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) appoints Joe Stallings Director of Economic Development. Also, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) names Josh Rowan Deputy General Manager; Lana Payne is elected as

Terms of the agreements include an average wage increase of 3.83% over three years, flexibility for VIA Rail’s modernization projects, and stability for passengers looking for travel options.

VIA Rail, Union Collective Agreements Ratified

Following tentative agreements reached on July 12, VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announced on Aug. 2 the ratification of collective agreements for approximately 2,400 VIA Rail employees represented by Unifor. The current

Unifor VIA Rail Master Bargaining Committees (CNW Group/Unifor)

VIA Rail, Union Reach Tentative Deal

A strike threatening to suspend passenger rail services across Canada has been averted after Via Rail reached tentative agreements with Unifor hours before the July 11 deadline. The tentative deal follows a