May 30, 2012

CN union members reach agreement

The Canadian National Railway Co. (CN) announced that members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) have ratified a new collective agreement covering approximately 210 train dispatchers in Canada.

The three-year contract, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012, provides wage increases along with standard benefit improvements to the TCRC-RCTC members at CN.

At one point during negotiations, the strike threatened to halt commuter and intercity passenger services, since CN shares line with passenger carriers in several Canadian provinces.

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