July 22, 2014

CN hostlers get new five-year deal

SMART Transportation Division-represented hostlers employed by the Canadian National Railway have ratified a new five-year agreement by a unanimous majority.

The agreement provides for wage increases, back pay and health and welfare benefits that mirror the 2011 UTU National Agreement.

UTU International Vice-President Dave Wier, who assisted with the negotiations, congratulates GO 436 General Chairperson Jim Herndon for “the exceptional effort put forth during the long and difficult negotiations which resulted in an agreement with improvements in wages and benefits.”