Canadian National Railway Co lost capacity equivalent to 10,000 carloads or 1 million tonnes of grain exports in February due to rail blockades by protesters opposed to a pipeline project, Chief Executive Jean-Jacques Ruest said on Tuesday. | File photo

CN faces grain export backlog of 10,000 carloads

MONTREAL, March 3 (Reuters) – Canadian National Railway Co lost capacity equivalent to 10,000 carloads or 1 million tonnes of grain exports in February due to rail blockades by protesters opposed to a pipeline project, Chief Executive Jean-Jacques Ruest said on Tuesday. Activists disrupted passenger and freight traffic last month to show solidarity with the […] Read more

CN announced today the 3,200 conductors and yard crews working on its mainline yards in Canada will return to work today at 2 p.m. local times across the country after reaching a tentative agreement with the company. | File photo

CN, union reach deal to end strike

Teamsters Canada and Canadian National Railway have reached a tentative deal to end a lengthy strike that had disrupted supply chains across the country. CN announced today the 3,200 conductors and yard crews working on its mainline yards in Canada will return to work today at 2 p.m. local times across the country after reaching […] Read more

The strike is expected to affect all Canadian bulk freight traffic at CN, including movements of western Canadian grain. | File photo

Strike begins at CN, negotiations continue

About 3,200 conductors, train workers and yard workers at Canadian National Railway went on strike earlier today in a move that could have far-reaching implications for the Canadian agriculture industry and for the Canadian economy as a whole. “Unfortunately, we were unable to reach a deal with CN,” said officials with the Teamsters Canada Rail […] Read more


More than 3,000 workers at Canadian National Railway including train conductors and yard workers could go on strike as early as Tuesday, May 30. | File photo

CN conductors issue strike notice

More than 3,000 workers at Canadian National Railway including train conductors and yard workers could go on strike as early as Tuesday, May 30. Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) gave the railway 72-hours notice of its plan to go on strike as of 4 a.m. May 30. TCRC workers have been working without a contract […] Read more