The way people want to work and their priorities in life have changed over time. We get it. People want to earn a good living, be at home with their families or live a certain lifestyle. That is why we are working to change the way our conductors and engineers are scheduled.
2017 has been a successful year for concluding new labour agreements. In April, Soo Line Railroad and Smart – TD, which represents conductors and trainmen, implemented an hourly agreement. In May, the Soo Line Railroad and American Train Dispatchers Association implemented a new 6-year agreement, and CP and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference Maintenance of Way Employees Division (TCRC-MWED) announced a 5-year collective bargaining agreement that is subject to ratification by the Union’s membership.
In 2015, the Soo Line and the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad South reached 5-year agreements with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen that give engineers, conductors and trainmen the opportunity to earn significantly more money and improve their quality of life because the agreements provide scheduled work and rest days for everyone.
In Canada and the U.S., positive change continues on the labour relations front. With forward-looking union leaders and a focus on employee health and safety, the future looks bright.
Read more about what the company has done – and is doing – to change the way our people are scheduled to work in CP Magazine.
TALKING LABOUR RELATIONS
Looking in with an outsider’s perspective …
MORE MONEY, MORE TIME OFF, MORE PREDICTABILITY
A future-focused agreement…
IT’S A TOUGH JOB
Labour relations and collective agreements can be steeped in tradition …