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CN strike averted (July 01, 2005)

MONTREAL, Que. - A strike by CN Rail workers was narrowly averted last month, after the railway reached an eleventh hour deal with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC)....


DEAL REACHED: A CN strike would have had repercussions for trucking fleets.

DEAL REACHED: A CN strike would have had repercussions for trucking fleets.


MONTREAL, Que. – A strike by CN Rail workers was narrowly averted last month, after the railway reached an eleventh hour deal with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC).

“I am pleased that CN and the TCRC were able to resolve outstanding issues and reach a new collective agreement without labour disruption,” E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive of CN announced last month.

The new agreement is for five years and is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2004.

TCRC represents 1,750 CN engineers. A strike would have disrupted freight service to many parts of Canada.

Two mediators helped the sides come to an agreement.


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