CN, CAW Ratify New Agreement

MONTREAL — CN said that members of the Canadian Auto Workers union have ratified four-year collective agreements with the company and CNTL, a subsidiary of CN.

The agreements, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2011, provide wage and benefit increases to CAW members. In addition, the settlements contain progressive provisions to help CN retain and attract skilled employees critical to its workforce in the years ahead.

The CAW represents approximately 3,400 workers in three distinct bargaining units at CN – mechanical, clerical/intermodal and excavator operators; and one bargaining unit covering approximately 575 owner-operator truck drivers at CNTL. CN and CNTL reached tentative agreements with the union on Jan. 24, 2011. The new agreements will expire on Dec. 31, 2014.