Union Involvement

TTR works with two unions who represent the track, signals and operations departments. Unifor represent the track employees while the IBEW represents the signal department and the TMDs (Train Movement Directors).

Unifor is Canada’s largest private union with over 300,000 members across Canada. Unifor was officially formed on August 31, 2013. It marked the coming together of the Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) – two of Canada’s largest labour unions. Unifor currently represents about 9,000 rail workers, 5,600 of which work for CN Rail.

The IBEW was founded in 1901 and represents over 10,000 signal and TMD workers across the United States and Canada. IBEW represents signal employees working on freight, passenger and commuter railroads. IBEW union is structured to have local lodges made up of members who represent their workplace in regular meetings with IBEW to discuss bylaws, consider grievances, initiate new members and conduct other business.