Friday, January 31, 2014

Conductors union spurns CN pact

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Canadian National said Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons has advised the railroad that "the tentative labor agreements negotiated with the union in October 2013 have failed to ratify."

The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 3,000 CN train conductors, trainpersons, yardpersons, and traffic coordinators on CN's network in Canada, CN said.

CN Executive Vice-President and COO Jim Vena said: "Last fall, after extensive negotiations, we reached progressive agreements with the union leadership of the TCRC-CTY representing our Canadian employees. We are disappointed to learn that those agreements failed to ratify.

"We have agreed to meet with the TCRC-CTY leaders next week to review the ratification results and discuss solutions on how we move forward from here," Vena added.