CN reaches tentative agreement with mechanics and electricians

Canadian National (CN) and the union representing its 2100 mechanics and electricians and their apprentices in Canada have reached an agreement in principle.

No details will be released until the offer is presented to Unifor members at ratification meetings.

Negotiations began on October 5, with the union saying wages, benefits and outsourcing of repair and overhaul work were critical issues.

Unifor National President Jerry Dias said in a press release that the deal allowed his members to make “significant gains”.

This collective agreement expires on December 31st.

Unifor is the largest private sector union in Canada, representing 315,000 workers in all major sectors of the economy.

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