Unifor secures tentative agreement for GATX Rail Canada workers

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Unifor Local 21-A Bargaining Committee, representing workers at GATX Rail Canada in Red Deer, Alta., have reached a four-year tentative collective agreement with the company. 

The agreement is pending ratification by the members of GATX Local 21-A in Red Deer. The tentative agreement includes retroactive wage increases totaling 14% over its term, a $1,000 monthly boost in Long Term Disability benefits, and enhanced contributions by the company to the employees’ pension plan.

Additional economic and work rule enhancements will be discussed during the ratification meeting and vote is scheduled for May 10 in Red Deer. Details on the time and venue will be provided to members soon.

GATX, headquartered in Chicago, is a railcar leasing firm. The Unifor 21-A represents 60 members who work as clerks, welders, locomotive and trackmobile operators, millwrights, machinists, heavy duty mechanics, blasters, and painters. 

The facility is one of six major service centers that GATX operates across North America.