Unifor National President Lana Payne visits striking CN Autoport workers


Unifor National President Lana Payne was at the CN Autoport picket lines in Halifax, Nova Scotia to support Local 100 members who have been on strike for more than 4 weeks. 

CN chose to bring in scabs on day one of the strike while anti-scab legislation is welcomed federally and in some provinces. 

Lana recently spoke to the House of Commons about the urgent need for the anti-scab legislation NOW, not months from now. 

Workers at CN Autoport are taking a bold stand against a highly profitable and powerful employer for both a fair contract and to demand the end of the shameful use of scab labour during disputes. The use of replacement workers prolongs labour disputes six fold. Unifor Local 100 members are resolved in their demand for a fair contract and our union has their back. We held solidarity actions in Winnipeg with more to follow in other locations where CN does business. 

It will not be business as usual while CN prolongs this strike with the shameful use of undertrained and ill experienced scab workers. We call on CN to get back to the bargaining table with a fair offer to end this strike.