Montréal, May 29, 2017 – A labour dispute at Canadian National (CN) was averted today at 5:15 p.m. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) withdrew its strike notice after the company withdrew its notice to unilaterally impose changes to the collective agreement.

The parties signed a tentative agreement shortly afterwards. The details of the tentative agreement will not be released until members have had a chance to review the document.

“We would like to thank our members for their patience and incredible support throughout these difficult negotiations,” said Roland Hackl, vice president of the TCRC and lead negotiator for the union.

The tentative agreement affects some 3000 conductors, trainmen and yardmen at CN across the country.

Teamsters represent 125,000 members in Canada in all industries. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.

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See also: Negotiation Update #11


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