Transport Minister Marc Garneau said the deal was won because his government trusted the parties by saying they understood the difficulties caused by the strike and were serious about negotiating an agreement. The Teamsters remove the signs at CN`s head office in Montreal. In the last hour, an agreement was reached to end the strike. pic.twitter.com/4f7RxZNHPL Other non-security changes to the agreement include an 8% salary increase of the sector during the 3-year agreement (2.5% / 2.5% / 3%), retroactive to July 23, 2019. Workers will also receive a taxable ratification bonus of $1,000. The health and wellness plan has also seen a number of improvements. Teamsters Canada says it has reached a preliminary agreement with CN Rail to end a week-long strike and reach an agreement in principle extending the collective agreement for more than 3,000 railway workers. The Teamsters thanked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government in a statement on the union`s website for helping to bring the two sides closer together to reach an agreement. Details of the provisional agreement have not been released. CN does not recognize calm as a regulatory or safety issue. When exhausted workers ask to be unloaded according to the 10-hour limit set by the collective agreement, the company has previously told workers to “do the work now and file a complaint later” if they were unhappy.
Under the new agreement, the company will waive the “Work now grieve-later” policy if tired employees try to reserve calm and be relieved, meaning they would not be forced to continue working. “We didn`t get everything we wanted, but we still came to a fair deal that keeps trains running while improving rail safety. This is good news for our members, the company and all Canadians,” said Teamsters Canada National President François Laporte. CN is very pleased to have entered into this agreement with TCRC-CTY without interruption of service,” said Mike Cory, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CN. This new agreement confirms CN`s commitment to cooperate with our employees and their representatives to address employment issues in a mutually beneficial manner. The interim agreement must now be ratified by Teamsters members by a vote. The union says meetings are being held for members across the country to sketch out the terms of the new convention before a vote takes place. Details of the agreement, which must be ratified by union members, were not immediately available. What happened: Canadian National Railway and Teamsters Canada reached a provisional collective agreement for more than 3,000 employees who have been without contracts since late July. Teamsters would like to thank Prime Minister Justin Trudeau once again for respecting workers` right to strike. The union also wants to recognize Labour Minister Filomena Tassi, Transport Minister Marc Garneau and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).
They played an important role in the parties reaching an agreement. CN Rail and the union representing the employees reached a provisional agreement after a week-long strike. The agreement defines positions as the beginning and end in the employee`s locker establishment or other agreed location, in order to determine when workers have paid time. Previously, the company counted commutes among staff lockers as duty time, which significantly reduced the time available to sleep. Trips to the locker system can sometimes take hours and federal work/rest rules only prescribe 6-8 hours of downtime between shifts. MONTREAL, Nov. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announces that a new collective agreement has been reached with our 3200 CN controllers and shipyard crews working on CN`s main line and shipyards in Canada. The government acquiesced to the agreement as “further evidence” that negotiations without interference “bring the best results for Canadians and the economy.” About 3,200 pilots and workers at the Canadian National Track (CN) shipyard will return to work starting Tuesday afternoon, after railways and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) agreed on a new contract to end the week-long strike. . . .