Original language of petition: English
The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of the rail sector and its workers to the Canadian economy and appreciates the patience of all Canadians during the recent round of collective bargaining between the Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC).
The CN and the TCRC were negotiating the renewal of five collective agreements that had expired on July 22, 2019. Government-appointed mediators from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) worked closely with the parties throughout the fall of 2019 to assist them in their negotiations.
On November 26, 2019, following months of negotiations and an eight-day work stoppage, the parties announced that, with the assistance of FMCS mediators, they had reached tentative agreements. Rail service across the country resumed shortly thereafter and the agreements were ratified by the TCRC membership on January 31, 2020. New collective agreements are now in effect.
The Government of Canada supports and has faith in the collective bargaining process. The recent agreements reached by the CN and the TCRC are further evidence that when employers and organized labour work together, we achieve the best results for Canadians.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||2|
|Prince Edward Island||1|