“These fights are never easy. I would like to thank the bargaining committee for its hard work and commitment and commitment during this eight-day strike against adversity,” said Ray Donegan, head of the union`s bargaining committee. CN does not recognize calm as a regulatory or safety issue. If exhausted workers seek relief after work beyond the 10-hour limit set by the collective agreement, the company would first ask workers to “do the job now and file a complaint later” if they were unhappy. Under the new agreement, the company will abandon the “Work now-grieve-later” policy if tired employees try to rest and be relieved, meaning they would not be forced to continue working. The new treaty focuses mainly on safety, particularly with regard to crew fatigue and working time. The agreement was reached after an eight-day strike last November. The agreement provides for the start and end of positions in the employee`s locker facility or at another agreed location to determine when the workers are on time. Previously, the company counted trips to Denern as downtime, which significantly reduced sleep time. Trips inside the locker can sometimes take hours, and federal work and rest rules required less than 6 to 8 hours outside the stations.
CN Rail and the workers` union reached a tentative agreement after a week-long strike. The Committee remains committed to getting the best possible deal and is working hard to ensure benefits. Unifor will meet on February 25, 2019 in Montreal with representatives of CN Transportation Ltd. (CNTL) and CN Labour Relations to begin negotiations for the renewal of our collective agreement that governs more than 1,000 HGV drivers dependent on CNTL operators and drivers. Negotiations will continue until February 28. Negotiation dates will also be confirmed for March 5 and 8 in Calgary, Alberta. Unifor National Council 4000 represents nearly 3,300 railway workers across Canada, including workers at CNTL, Intermodal and CN Savage Alberta Railway. Five new collective agreements are under way. From February 5 to 8, your negotiating committee for 5.1 and the complementary agreements met in Montreal to begin negotiations with CN Rail.
Negotiations are going well and, on this point, important working rules and working conditions have been concentrated. We have also spent a great deal of time discussing the Union`s proposals to improve the current `progressive disciplinary measures`, in line with Article 8 of the collective agreement. The employer is sensitive to our concerns. The current measures are too penalizing and include a system of three strikes that could quickly trigger the dismissal of a member in the event of otherwise minor violations. We are working to implement new remedial measures and reduce penalties. MONT-AL, January 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shipyard workers and Canadian Railway (CN) attendants voted 91.3% in favour of ratifying a new 3-year collective agreement. The more than 3,000 workers are represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). The agreement allowed CN employees to return to work at 2 p.m. .m a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, and site orders will begin at 6 .m local time on Wednesday, November 27.
There will be no working measures during the ratification period. The results of the ratification votes are expected within 8 weeks. “Ottawa has consistently violated the right of rail workers to strike. But this government remained calm and focused on helping the parties reach an agreement and it worked,” said François Laporte.