CN and Unifor Talking
Prince George, B.C. – Negotiators for CN and Unifor, the union which represents nearly 5,000 CN workers, will be back at the bargaining table today.The two sides are hoping to iron out an agreement that will avert a lockout, which CN has said will take effect at 8 p.m. Pacific time if there is no agreement before then.
The two sides in the contract talks met yesterday with Unifor President Jerry Dias and CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau having what Unifor called “meaningful dialogue”.
Unifor has six collective agreements with CN Rail, which cover mechanics, clerical workers, excavator operators, locomotive engineers (Savage Rail) and truck drivers. Unifor Local 100 represents skilled trades in mechanical shops and Unifor Council 4000 represents intermodal, clerical, mechanics and owner operators. Unifor is the largest union at CN with more than 4,800 members.