CN Announces Tentative New Agreement with More Than 3,200 Employees

CN Tier 4 locomotive at GE Transportation's Fort Worth, Texas, plant. (Photo: GE)

CN said it has reached a tentative new collective agreement with its more than 3,200 conductors and yard crews working on CN’s mainline and yards in Canada.

This agreement allows CN employees to return to work at 2 p.m. today local times, and yard assignments will start at 6 a.m. tomorrow local times.

There will be no job action during the ratification period. The results of the ratification votes are expected within 8 weeks, CN said in a news release.

“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,” J.J. Ruest, president and chief executive officer of CN, said in a news release. “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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