Unifor threatening to strike CN

Unifor, the largest union at CN, with more than 4,800 members (mechanics, clerical workers, excavator operators, locomotive engineers, and truck drivers) covered by six collective agreements, said on Feb. 19, 2015 that it will be commencing strike votes at CN as of early the week of Feb. 23 “after five months of futile negotiations.” The union’s current collective agreement expired on Dec. 31, 2014, and negotiations had been taking place since September.

CN to Unifor: We won’t fill your political trough

CN said on Feb. 18, 2015 that the Unifor union, which represents approximately 4,800 CN employees in mechanical, intermodal, clerical and other areas in Canada, “continues to reject a fair company offer to reach a new collective agreement in line with settlements it has negotiated with three other unions.”