Unifor, CP reach tentative, 4-year agreement

Deal affects about 1,200 mechanical employees
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 12/03/2018
Collective agreement
Unifor represents CP’s mechanical employees who are responsible for maintaining rail cars and locomotives. SHUTTERSTOCK

Canadian Pacific (CP) announced on Dec. 2 that it has reached a tentative, four-year agreement with Unifor.

Details of the agreement will be presented to the Unifor membership for ratification. About 1,200 mechanical employees are represented by Unifor. The current collective agreement was set to expire on Dec. 31, 2018, said the company.

“This tentative agreement is a testament to the hard work, collaboration and commitment by both sides,” said Keith Creel, CP’s president and CEO. “We have now had back-to-back four-year agreements with Unifor. Agreements like this are positive steps for our 13,000-strong CP family, customers and the broader economy.”

Unifor represents CP’s mechanical employees who are responsible for maintaining rail cars and locomotives.

No further details will be released at this time, said the company.

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