CN engineers sign new deal through 2022

About 1,800 locomotive engineers at Canadian National Railway have ratified a new five-year labour agreement.

CN announced May 23 that engineers represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) ratified a new collective agreement that runs to Dec. 31, 2022.

Details of the agreement were not announced, but a CN news release said the deal includes wage and benefit improvements in each year of the contract.

According to CN, benefits are “in line with similar contracts in the industry.”

CN said the new contract also modifies certain work rules, but declined to offer details.

“This new contract demonstrates CN’s on-going commitment to working together with our employees and the TCRC to address workplace issues in a respectful and mutually beneficial manner,” said Mike Cory, CN’s executive vice-president and chief operating officer.

“CN is very pleased to have renewed collective agreements with TCRC without any impact on the service we provide to customers and the North American economy.”

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