CN, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Written by Andrew Corselli
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CN has reached a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement with its 3,200 conductors and yard crews working on its mainline and yards in Canada.

The agreement allowed for CN employees to return to work at 2 p.m. local times on Tuesday, Nov. 26, and yard assignments will start at 6 a.m. local times Wednesday, Nov. 27. There will be no job action during the ratification period. The results of the ratification votes are expected within 8 weeks.

“We want to thank our customers for their patience and support and assure them that CN is preparing to resume full rail operations as soon as possible,” said JJ Ruest, President and CEO of CN. “I would also like to personally thank our employees who kept the railroad moving safely at a reduced capacity. CN and its people are committed to moving the North American economy by providing freight service that enables economic growth.”

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