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RCC closely monitoring upcoming labour agreements impacting supply chain

November 29, 2022

RCC members will know that major US West Coast Ports union contracts expired on June 30, 2022 which has resulted in some supply chain disruptions. The Port of Saint John and Port of Halifax contracts expired December 31, 2021. Arbitration continues in the Port of Montreal labour dispute that resulted in back-to-work legislation in April 2021. Finally, Canada’s West Coast Ports longshore and foremen’s collective agreements expire on March 31, 2023.

In the rail transportation sector, the CN Rail conductors and maintenance workers’ contract expired on July 23, 2022. CN Rail engineers, truckers, and traffic controllers, as well as CP Rail maintenance and office workers’ contracts expire on December 31, 2022.

RCC will continue to closely monitor negotiations and disruptions and will continue to advocate for the maintenance of the supply chain while respecting workers’ bargaining rights.

For questions or more information contact

Avery Bruenjes
Senior Manager, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs
abruenjes@retailcouncil.org



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