These communications are necessary under Article 6 of the Railway Labour Act to reopen the agreements. This Communication to the NCCC and the previous Communication from the NCCC will open the next round of negotiations. Update on national negotiations: Unions in the coordinated bargaining group reach provisional national agreementOctober 5, 2017 Click below to view important documents such as the UTU Constitution, rates of pay, Railway Labour Act and national railway agreements in .pdf format. You can also search for national railway agreements by text by clicking the Search link. More than 40,000 smart-TD members are involved in these domestic contract negotiations with the NCCC and the resulting agreements often set out models for other negotiated rail agreements.