Representatives for Canadian National Railway (CN) announced on May 29, 2017, that they were able to reach a tentative agreement with the Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY)—a group of more than 3,000 conductors, train and yard workers—to postpone a strike scheduled for Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
While both parties were able to reach a tentative agreement, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference president Doug Finnson stated that “the two sides are still working on the wording of the agreement.”
To guard against a future work disruption, a new deal must still be confirmed in a vote by union members over the coming weeks.
CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries — serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America.
Deringer will continue to monitor the status of CN railway talks and advise of any further developments. Please send an email to Deringer’s Marketing Department with any questions.