CN’s transportation of Western Canadian grain during the 2013-2014 crop year has surpassed its prior historical record and exceeds what it promised the Canadian government in mid-February, a full month before the government’s order-in-council took effect requiring railways to move specific volumes, the railroad said.
CN said it is disappointment with Canadian government legislation tabled today by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt to increase regulatory intrusion and oversight for rail grain transportation, and to introduce new rules for the extension of interswitching limits in the rail industry.
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) has accepted CN’s offer to enter labor negotiations for a contract settlement on the condition that final and binding arbitration will apply if the parties cannot reach agreement. The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 3,000 CN train conductors, trainpersons, yardpersons and traffic coordinators on CN’s network in Canada. “I am very pleased that the Teamsters have accepted our offer to negotiate a settlement and, failing such, to submit our differences to binding arbitration,” Claude Mongeau, CN president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “We will meet the union next
CN has offered the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) what it is couching as “one last opportunity to reach a contract settlement through negotiation,” the railroad said. As a condition of the offer, the union would agree upfront to binding arbitration if the talks fail. The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 3,000 CN train conductors, trainpersons, yardpersons and traffic coordinators on CN’s network in Canada. Senior CN officers are prepared to meet immediately with the union’s bargaining committee, enlisting the assistance of federal mediators if necessary, to break the impasse with the TCRC-CTY. Unfortunately, the union has
CN has reached a new tentative collective agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY). The parties’ negotiation of a new tentative agreement averts a threatened strike by the union at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time Feb. 8, 2014. The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 3,000 CN train conductors, trainpersons, yardpersons and traffic coordinators on CN’s network in Canada. Details of the three-year labour contract are being withheld pending ratification.
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference -Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY), which represents approximately 3,000 CN train and yard operations employees in Canada, has given the company 72 hours’ notice of its intention to strike the railway, CN said today. The strike would begin at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Feb. 8, 2014. “Unfortunately, after only two days of discussions following the news that the Teamsters union had failed to ratify tentative agreements reached last October, the TCRC-CTY suddenly served a 72-hour strike notice to CN Tuesday evening,” Jim Vena, CN executive vice-president and chief operating officer, said in a
TORONTO — CN today closed the sale of a segment of rail line principally used by GO Transit commuter trains in the Oakville-Burlington, Ont., area west of Toronto to Metrolinx for C$52.5 million. Metrolinx is the Province of Ontario’s regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). GO Transit, a division of Metrolinx, is Ontario’s inter-regional public transit system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the GTHA. Metrolinx is acquiring the segment of CN’s Oakville Subdivision from a point near Fourth Line in Oakville west to a point just east of where CN’s freight main line
CHICAGO — CN said today it will complete the merger of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) into its Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC) subsidiary. The move is effective Jan. 1, 2013. The merger of the two rail affiliates that connect in the Chicago area will simplify CN’s corporate structure and operations in the United States. “CN expects the merger will lead to operational efficiencies and service improvements,” Jim Vena, CN’s senior vice-president of the CN Southern Region, said in a statement.” These merged railroads will continue all the existing operations of WC and EJ&E in the Chicago Terminal