CN Rail and Teamsters reach tentative agreement

November 26, 2019 – The Canadian National Railway Company (CN Rail) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have reached a tentative agreement.

CN Rail has released the following statement:

“We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with our  3,200 CN conductors and yard crews working on CN’s mainline and yards in Canada for a new collective agreement.

This agreement will allow for CN employees to return to work at 2 p.m. local times today, and yard assignments will start at 06:00 a.m. local times tomorrow morning and there will be no job action during the ratification period. The results of the ratification votes are expected within 8 weeks … Please be advised that delays are expected as the surge of backlogged traffic works its way through the rail network. We appreciate your patience and collaboration. Please do not hesitate to speak with your usual CN contacts about your specific concerns.

Once we are back to normal operations, we want to assure you that we are winter ready, and prepared to move your freight.”