The tentative agreement must now be ratified by TCRC members, a process which will take place over the coming months.
Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification. The union is in the process of communicating with its members, who will be receiving more information shortly.
Teamsters would like to thank the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu for helping parties find common ground, as well as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for standing up for workers’ right to negotiate.
“Previous governments were all too eager to threaten back to work legislation, acting quickly on behalf of employers against workers and their unions,” said Doug Finnson. “We thank the government for proving that collective bargaining can work when it’s allowed to.”
Teamsters represent close to 125,000 workers in Canada in all industries, including over 10,000 in the rail sector. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
Director of Public Affairs, Teamsters Canada