Canadian National has come to a tentative three-year contract agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference –Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons, which represents 3,000 CN workers in Canada.
The previous labor deal expired July 22. Throughout the long negotiating process, CN employees were close to authorizing a strike, but in the end, any such action was averted.
“This has been a difficult process that was greatly assisted by the support of the membership,” the Teamsters wrote in a letter to union workers. “The 96.7 percent strike mandate delivered a strong message to everybody at the bargaining table."
No details about the agreement have been released. It is now up to members to ratify the deal.