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    Rail transportation is an important part of 十博官网在线’s membership base. Today there are over 9,200 十博官网在线 members working on the railways. The bulk of 十博官网在线 railway members are found at CN Rail, the VIA Rail passenger service and Canadian Pacific. Hundreds of members also work at Ontario Northland Railway.

    Rail line Volume 9, Issue 5

    VIA RAIL BARGAINING UPDATE #4

    Dear members,

    十博官网在线 opened bargaining with VIA Rail in January 2022. To date 十博官网在线 Local 100 and Council 4000 has met with the company February 7 to 11 and March 8-11.

    Rail line Volume 9, Issue 4

    Dear members,

    This morning, the federal transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced that the government is seeking private proposals to cover service for the VIA rail high-frequency corridor. The union believes this is the first of many steps to privatize VIA Rail.

    Our members are not fooled by today's government announcement.

    Rail line Volume 9, Issue 3

    VIA RAIL BARGAINING UPDATE #3

    Dear members,

    After opening bargaining with VIA Rail in January 2022, 十博官网在线 Local 100 and Council 4000 met with the company during February 7 to 11.

    As expected, the company has taken an aggressive bargaining posture and tabled multiple serious concessions. It has become increasingly clear that this will be no ordinary round of bargaining.

    Rail line Volume 9, Issue 2

    A New Passenger Rail Campaign

    Dear members,

    We have some exciting news to share with you.

    In addition to our bargaining campaign, the national union, alongside 十博官网在线 Council 4000 and Local 100, has developed a multi-prong national rail campaign, "Get Canada Back On Track. Invest In Passenger Rail".

    Our campaign has three key goals:

    十博官网在线 supports Green Party’s VIA Rail Canada Act

    OTTAWA— 十博官网在线 welcomes Green Party MP Elizabeth May’s private members’ bill VIA Rail Canada Act (C-236).

    “This bill alone won’t solve all the challenges VIA Rail is facing,” said Scott Doherty, 十博官网在线’s lead rail negotiator and Executive Assistant to the 十博官网在线 National President. “However it’s a long overdue step in the right direction and establishes a foundation and necessary building blocks that we can use to improve public passenger rail service in Canada.”

    Canada must invest in revitalizing its national passenger rail service

    Canada needs to get back on track and invest in the future of its rail system.

    The federal government needs to step up and pour some significant dollars into VIA Rail, Canada’s national rail passenger service, if it wants to build back better, following the lead of our American counterparts.

    RailLine Volume 9, Issue 1

    Via Rail Bargaining Update #2

    Members,

    Bargaining between 十博官网在线 Council 4000 and Local 100 with VIA Rail opened up virtually on January 17, 2022.

    Contracts for more than 2,000 members expired on December 31, 2021. The two local unions will bargain separately.

    十博官网在线 National President Jerry Dias says, “Members should have the utmost faith in their bargaining teams who are experienced and skilled. They have been working diligently throughout the pandemic and ensured a fair contract was negotiated for all in 2020-2021.”

    VIA Rail negotiations open virtually, covering 2,000 members in rail

    Bargaining between 十博官网在线 Council 4000 and Local 100 with VIA Rail opened up virtually on January 17, 2022.

    “Members should have the utmost faith in their bargaining teams who are experienced and skilled,” Jerry Dias, 十博官网在线 National President. “Our members have been working diligently throughout the pandemic and ensured a fair contract was negotiated for all in 2020-2021.”

    In the year since the signing of the last agreement, 十博官网在线 members in rail continued to work while keeping travellers safe, comfortable and delivering a high quality mode of transportation.

    VIA Rail talks begin virtually for 2000 members

    MONTREAL — Bargaining between Via Rail and 十博官网在线 Locals representing 2000 members opened up virtually on January 17, 2022.

    “Members should have the utmost faith in their bargaining teams who are experienced and skilled,” Jerry Dias, 十博官网在线 National President. “Our members have been working diligently throughout the pandemic and ensured a fair contract was negotiated for all in 2020-2021.”