|CAW members ratify new agreement with Toronto Terminals Railway
CAW members at Union Station have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year agreement with Toronto Terminals Railway (TTR) on
August 14, 2010.
Members voted 85 per cent in favour of the new agreement, which includes wage increases of 2.4 per cent in year one, 2.6 per cent
in year two and 3 per cent in year three of the agreement. The agreement also sees benefit improvements for dental and vision
care, and a new Health Care Spending Account that members can use when they retire, something that was previously negotiated
at CP and CN, and this past summer at VIA Rail. The union bargaining committee also maintained several current provisions that
the company was looking at discontinuing.
"It was clear, from the strong strike mandate we received, that accepting the company's demands for major concessions was never
an option," said CAW National Representative Bob Fitzgerald. "As a result, we've bargained a very good collective agreement that
parties on both sides of the table can be proud of."
A tentative settlement was reached between the union and company on August 9, just hours short of a strike deadline.
The union represents 125 members at TTR, who perform maintenance-of-way, track protection and cleaning duties and are
members of CAW National Council 4000 and Local 4003.
August 10, 2010 - CAW reaches tentative agreement with Toronto Terminals Railway
December 1, 2009 - CAW opens negotiations with Toronto Terminals Railway