Unifor, CP ratify labour agreement

Contract includes wage increases, benefits improvements and a commitment to maintaining operations.

March 9, 2015   by The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Unionized workers at Canadian Pacific Railway who conduct safety inspections, as well as maintenance and repairs, have ratified a new four-year contract.

Unifor Local 101R said that 79% of the votes cast over a two-week period were in favour of the new collective agreement, reached Feb. 14 just before a strike deadline.

The contract includes wage increases in each year, improvements to benefits and a commitment to maintaining operations at the Winnipeg Weston facility, which employs 160 people.

Unifor Local 101R represents about 1,625 members at CP Rail.

© 2015 The Canadian Press

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