Monday, December 19, 2011

CN, m/w workers reach tentative pact

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Canadian National and the United Steelworkers announced that they have reached a tentative agreement to renew the labor contract for approximately 2,800 maintenance-of-way workers in Canada. The current agreement expires Dec. 31. The ratification vote is expected to take approximately 60 days.

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Keith Creel, CN executive vice president and chief operating officer, said: ”We are pleased to have reached a new agreement with the Steelworkers, settling issues of mutual interest, before the current contract expires at month’s end. This deal reflects ongoing dialogues between CN and the Steelworkers.”