Talks continue next week


CN Rail 5.1 and Supplemental Agreements

Your Council 4000 bargaining team met with CN in Montreal February 4-8 and February 25- March 1 to bargain a new Collective Agreements. The current agreements expire on March 31, 2019. At this time, we have scheduled more dates to continue bargaining starting March 25, 2019 in Montreal.

We are committed to pursuing a contract that reflects the demands put forward by the membership. Our focus to date has been primarily on achieving improvements to working conditions and the work/rest rules of the Collective Agreements. Although we have had numerous discussions the company has not yet turned their mind to our primary issues, and we will require further discussions to resolve them before we can move forward and start talks on monetary and benefit enhancements where the members also expressed as desire for meaningful gains. However, we remain confident this can be achieved prior to the expiration of the Collective Agreements on April 1, 2019.

In the meantime, we would ask all members not to listen to the Employer or any rumors within the workplace and that if you have any questions or comments that you contact your Local Union Representative directly.

In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Committee