CN conductors in Canada ratify new labour agreement

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CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) has announced that the  Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) union that represents the company’s conductors and yard crews in Canadahas ratified a new collective agreement with the company.

The three-year agreement retroactive to July 23, 2016, provides wage increases and benefit improvements to approximately 3,000 conductors.

Mike Cory, CN executive vice-president and chief operating officer, said: “We are pleased to have completed this agreement with TCRC-CTY members. This agreement is testament to the benefits of relationship building and we look forward to continuing to foster this relationship moving forward. Together, we reached this agreement without a labour disruption allowing us to continue providing quality service to our customers.”

CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 23,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of VancouverPrince Rupert, B.C.MontrealHalifaxNew Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of TorontoEdmontonWinnipegCalgaryChicagoMemphisDetroitDuluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the company’s website at www.cn.ca.

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