Union reaches tentative agreement with CN Transportation

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Unifor has reached a tentative settlement with CN Transportation Ltd. (CNTL) on a new four-year collective agreement.

The union’s bargaining committee opened negotiations with CNTL Nov. 13, 2023. The first tentative settlement was rejected by a vote of 52 per cent during ratification meetings held from Jan. 23 to Feb. 2.

The union resumed bargaining from May 1-5, with the bargaining committee focusing on a goal to achieve priority issues and improvements that the membership expressed were necessary during its first ratification meetings.

Unifor represents 786 dependent owner-operator truck drivers who haul cargo for CN’s Intermodal business, including local pick-up and delivery service, regional and long-haul delivery across Canada.

CNTL is a subsidiary company of Canadian National Railway.

Details of the new tentative agreement will be released shortly and in advance of the ratification meetings – May 11 for members in Eastern Canada and May 12 for members in Western Canada.