Fuel subsidies, safety bonuses in new agreement: Unifor
Canadian National Transportation (CNTL) employees voted to adopt a new collective agreement on Oct. 4.
Unifor represents 1,006 CNTL members who are dependant owner-operator truck drivers who haul cargo for CN’s Intermodal business, including local pick-up and delivery service, regional and long-haul delivery across Canada, and truck service at Canada’s ports in Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax, says the union.
The new deal includes a leading fuel subsidy, bonuses for safety and fuel conservation and increased bereavement leave. Owner-operators will also see mileage and wait time increases in every year of the agreement, says Unifor.
“CNTL owner-operators are asked to drive great distances, delivering cargo right across our country,” said Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the Unifor National President. “A contract like this one not only raises the bar for Unifor members, but lays down the gauntlet in the trucking industry, asking employers to deliver more for drivers.”CNTL workers are based in many provinces from Newfoundland and Labrador to Vancouver Island.