MONTREAL — CN announced it has reached a tentative labour agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union representing locomotive engineers who work on the Company’s Northern Quebec Internal Short Line (NQISL). The agreement, retroactive to Dec. 15, 2009, would apply to 45 employees, providing them wage increases and benefit improvements. Details of the agreement are being withheld pending ratification by TCRC members. NQISL locomotive engineers are based at the Garneau, Chambord/Jonquiere, and Senneterre terminals.
CHICAGO — CN announced it has reached a voluntary mitigation agreement (VMA) with the Village of Sauk Village, Ill., located approximately 30 miles south of Chicago, addressing the municipality’s environmental and safety concerns with CN’s acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E).