Unifor Local 101R has reached a tentative agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), covering 1,200 workers at 18 locations from British Columbia to Quebec.
“These are hard working members who provide a vital service and I know the Bargaining Committee was determined to make progress during these difficult times,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “I thank the Committee for their outstanding work.”
The Unifor members provide maintenance service and safety inspections to locomotives and freight cars and produce track and freight car/locomotive components.
The last collective agreement expired on December 31, 2022, with negotiations with the railway ongoing since September.
“These negotiations encountered several difficult periods and the Bargaining Committee worked very hard to achieve a tentative to bring back to the membership,” said Rick Raso, President of Unifor Local 101R.
In the coming days, the union will provide members with information on upcoming ratification meetings, which will be held at multiple locations across the country.
Details of the agreement will only be disclosed following ratification.
Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.