As previously reported, the eight railway agreements due to expire on December 31, 2022, have all been under negotiation. Five are at CN and three at CP. The unions involved are primarily the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) and Unifor.

CN is reporting today, January 3rd, that Rail Traffic Controllers, represented by the TCRC, ratified a new contract on December 23rd. This is in advance of the December 31 expiry date of the previous agreement. The agreement covers approximately 160 rail traffic controllers in Canada.

“We are pleased to have negotiated a new collective agreement before the expiry of the previous one. We are committed to working with our railroaders and their union representatives to create a workplace where employees thrive and together, we deliver better and safer service to our valued customers”, said CN President and CEO, Tracy Robinson.

The agreement came into effect on January 1, 2023 and includes adjustments to wages of 3% in 2023, 3% in 2024 and 2.5% in 2025 and other benefits. The agreement is in effect until December 31, 2025.

The list of 2022 expiring agreements can be found here.